Demondre Laquari Wright

Wright

SOURCE: OCDC

A Cordova man pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery in the shooting of a 16-year-old.

On Feb. 8, Circuit Judge James Barber sentenced Demondre Laquari Wright, 18, of 146 Dawsey Street, under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed six years.

As a result of his plea, prosecutors dropped the charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

The incident took place last February.

Several witnesses voluntarily gave written statements that Wright was at the scene and was the shooter, according to warrants.

The shooting victim underwent treatment at the Regional Medical Center and returned to school a couple of days after the incident.

In other reports:

  • Harvey Johnson, also known as Willie Amous, 53, of 925 First St., Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery for striking a woman in her face.

Barber sentenced him to five years in prison, giving him credit for having already served 464 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

Barber also ordered him to pay all of his court fines and fees within 90 days of his release from prison.

  • Bobby Ray Reeves, 50, of 6911 Kips Lane, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and battery.

Barber sentenced him to three years in prison, giving him credit for having already served 176 days in jail.

Reeves must pay all court fees and costs within 90 days of his release from prison.

Both of Reeves’ indictments state that he injured victims by striking them with baseball bats, once on Oct. 12, 2016 and Feb. 7, 2017.

  • Everette Hutson, 54, of 3497 Galilee Road, Barnwell, pleaded guilty to fraudulent checks valued over $1,000.

Barber sentenced him to 90 days in jail and gave him credit for time served.

Hutson’s indictment states that on April 13, 2011, he drafted a fraudulent check for $1,689.34.

  • Daltron Raliek Henderson, 20, of 1740 Saxon Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Barber sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed one year or a fine of $100.

  • Sheri Cook Fogle, 38, of 186 Cloverdale Lane, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to use of motor vehicle without consent.

Barber sentenced her to 60 days in jail and gave her credit for time served.

  • Devorio Malik Jamison, 25, of 306 Jamison Ave., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of marijuana.

Barber sentenced him to 10 days in jail, giving him credit for time served.

  • Jerrmel Smoot, 41, of 131 Thyne Lane, Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Barber sentenced him to 90 days in jail, giving him credit for time served. He suspended the balance to 12 months of probation.

Smoot’s probation may end early if he completes a batterer’s treatment program and pays all court fees and fines.

He’s not allowed to contact the victim.

  • Anthony Davis, 30, of 144 Diamond Head Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense failure to stop for a blue light.

Barber sentenced him to 90 days in jail, giving him credit for time served and suspending the balance to one year of probation.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.

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Crime Reporter

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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