Scales of justice

Abraham Thomas North Jr., 47, of 567 Bent Gate Lane, Smoaks, pleaded guilty last month to criminal conspiracy and two counts of forgery valued less than $10,000.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison. Upon the service of 18 months in prison, the remainder of the sentence will be suspended to three months of probation.

Prosecutors dismissed an additional charge of criminal conspiracy.

In other pleas:

• Devin Trerone Gadson, 37, of 189 Ellexlee Road, Santee, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and two counts of threatening the life of a public official.

Dickson sentenced him to 30 days in prison, suspended to one year of probation. He was given credit for 155 days of time served in jail.

Dickson ordered Gadson to take his prescribed medication, undergo treatment by a mental health specialist, apply for disability and comply with requests of his probation officer, family and mental health providers.

• Davida Laclair Daniel, 33, of 106 Graydon Court, Columbia, pleaded guilty to false certification by a notary.

Dickson sentenced him to 30 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center or a $100 fine.

Prosecutors dismissed the charge of performing a notarial act without commission.

• Brittany Roneice Summers, 28, of 352 Silkwood St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Dickson sentenced her to 90 days in jail, suspended to one year of probation.

He stipulated that her probation may end early pending compliance with her probation officer and completion of a batterer’s treatment program.

Summers originally faced a second-degree domestic violence charge.

• James Gilmore Jr., 50, of 568 Selena Circle, Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.

Dickson sentenced him to time served.

• Jerry Keith Proveaux Jr., 40, of 212 Mockingbird Drive, Cordova, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence and malicious injury to personal property valued at $2,000 or less.

Dickson sentenced him to three years in prison. Upon the service of 90 days, the remainder of his sentence will be suspended to one year of probation.

He’s allowing Proveaux to serve time on weekends.

He also ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Laquannis Shatika Duley, 38, of 1382 Goff Ave., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of cocaine.

Dickson sentenced her to time served.

She was originally charged with second-offense possession of cocaine.

Prosecutors dismissed the following charges: second-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine or cocaine base, first-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.

• Joseph Deonte Miller, 25, of 852 Park St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to forgery.

Dickson sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to probation for 18 months.

• Shedrick Allen Calloway Jr., 22, of 2245 Shillings Bridge Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

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

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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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