Scales of justice

Ziyon Ta’Hib McKnight, 19, of 1559 Jerome Drive, Columbia, pleaded guilty last month to first-offense possession of marijuana, over one ounce.

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced him to 90 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center or a $100 fine.

McKnight originally faced the charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

In other reports:

• Mary Katharyn H. Reynolds, 51, of 498 Pinehill Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence, second-offense driving under suspension and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage.

Goodstein sentenced her to six months in prison suspended to probation for six months.

She ordered her to complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and attend a Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at least once weekly.

Reynolds originally faced a charge of second-offense DUI.

• Victoria Shaunta Jefferson, 25, of 637 Rowe Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and battery.

Goodstein sentenced her to 90 days at the OCDC, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered Jefferson to attend vocational rehabilitation or Job Corps if needed, receive a mental health assessment and complete anger management counseling.

Jefferson was initially charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 18, 2018 incident where she allegedly broke into a home and used knives to attack a victim while stating that she was going to kill the victim.

• Anthony Andrew Frazier, 54, of 789 Kings Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Goodstein sentenced him to two days at the OCDC. She gave him credit for time served.

• Michael Kris Biscupski, 48, of 131 Church Street, Rowesville, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence and hit-and-run involving property damage.

Goodstein sentenced him to 30 days at the OCDC, suspended to six months of probation.

She credited him for having already served three days.

She ordered him to pay restitution, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and complete substance abuse counseling.

Prosecutors dismissed his charge of first-offense driving under suspension.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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