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Three Orangeburg men pleaded guilty last month to burglarizing Honda of Orangeburg.

Riquan Tyler Corley, 20, of 2098 Stroman Avenue, pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued more than $10,000, malicious injury to personal property valued at more than $10,000 and non-violent second-degree burglary in the Oct. 9, 2016 break-in at Honda of Orangeburg.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed six years, suspended to five years of probation.

Corley also pleaded guilty to non-violent second-degree burglary in connection with an incident at Wade’s Gun Repair on Sept. 19, 2016.

Dickson gave him credit for having already served 795 days in jail.

He and co-defendants are required to pay thousands of dollars in restitution.

As a result of pleading guilty, prosecutors dismissed the following charges: possession of implements capable of being used in a crime, criminal conspiracy and two counts of violent second-degree burglary.

Brandon Frazier, 18, of 171 Highpoint Court, pleaded guilty to non-violent second-degree burglary in the Honda break-in.

He also pleaded guilty to non-violent second-degree burglary in a separate incident.

Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to five years of probation.

As a result of pleading guilty to other charges, prosecutors dismissed the charges of grand larceny and violent second-degree burglary.

He also ordered Frazier to pay restitution to Honda.

Marco Daveere Frazier, 23, of 110 Doodlebug Lane, pleaded guilty to non-violent second-degree burglary in the Honda break-in.

Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to five years of probation.

He also ordered Frazier to pay restitution.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the following charges: criminal conspiracy, grand larceny, violent second-degree burglary and malicious injury to personal property.

In other reports:

• Nikki Gelond Polite, 27, of 134 Creekside Drive, Bamberg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, called “molly” in the indictment.

Dickson sentenced her to four months in prison or paying a fine of $100 by March 10, 2019.

• Tabitha Christine Weatherford, 33, of 122 Woodbridge Lane, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued over $2,000 but less than $10,000.

According to her indictment, she took golf carts from Lake Marion Golf Course on Aug. 21, 2018.

Dickson sentenced her to three years in prison, suspended to three months of probation. He gave her credit for having already served 85 days in jail.

He stipulated that her probation term may end after 18 months upon the recommendation of her probation officers.

Dickson ordered her to complete an outpatient drug treatment program.

She’ll also undergo random drug/alcohol testing and if she tests positive, she’ll be taken into custody pending a hearing.

Weatherford is also required to pay restitution.

• Thomas Bradford Smith, 32, of 128 Blume Road, Elloree, pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued over $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced him to four months in prison, suspended to four years of probation.

He gave Smith credit for having already served 100 days in jail.

He also ordered Smith to pay restitution.

According to his indictment, he took golf carts from Lake Marion Golf Course on Aug. 21, 2018.

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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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