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A 20-year-old West Columbia man admitted that he took a handgun on the campus of S.C. State University without authorization of school officials.

Charlie Titus Graham Jr., of 303 Lloydwood Drive, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun on March 5.

An indictment states that he had the 9mm handgun “capable of inflicting bodily injury or death on the property of South Carolina State University” on Oct. 19, 2018.

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Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced him to 90 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center or to pay a $250 fine by April 5.

Goodstein noted Graham spent 39 days at the OCDC but does not have credit for time served.

  • Roderick Deon Johnson, 33, of 109 Johnson Horn Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery.

Goodstein sentenced him to six months of probation, suspended to two years of probation.

She credited him for having already served 46 days at the OCDC.

She ordered him to pay restitution and to attend vocational rehabilitation or job corp is needed.

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  • George Allen Ulmer, 55, of 469 Hills Road, Cope, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Goodstein sentenced him to 90 days in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She credited him for having already served one day at the OCDC.

She ordered Ulmer to complete substance-abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

Ulmer is not allowed to possess any firearm or ammunition.

  • James Clay Golson, 50, of 224 Jeffcoat Bridge Road, North, pleaded guilty to failure to stop for blue light.

Goodstein sentenced him to six months in prison, suspended to six months of probation.

She ordered him to work 16 hours of public service employment.

  • Milton Stacy Cummings, 18, of 125 Cyclone Drive, Santee, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and petit larceny.

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

She credited him for having already served one day at the OCDC.

She ordered him to pay restitution and to obtain his GED, if he stops attending school.

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She also ordered him to remain in mental health counseling and follow recommendations.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of malicious injury to real property.

  • Nicholas Corey Franklin, 37, of 5148 Medway Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of N-Ethylpentylone.

Goodstein sentenced him to one year in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She ordered him to forfeit his weapon.

She also ordered him to complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol treatment.

  • James Lamar Jenkins, 32, of 916 Cramer Lane, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to forgery.

Goodstein sentenced him to one year in prison, suspended to six months of probation.

She credited him for having already served one day at the OCDC.

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

  • Ondre Jaymel Easterling, 23, of 118 Pops Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Goodstein sentenced him to three years in prison, suspended to two years of probation.

She ordered him to successfully complete a batterer’s treatment program.

She also prohibited him from possessing any firearm and ammunition.

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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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