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Charles Henry Jefferson, 53, of 129 Fargo Dr., Santee, pleaded guilty last month to first-offense failure to register as a sex offender.

Circuit Judge Howard King sentenced him to 45 days in jail. He was given credit for having already served 48 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

A grand jury indicted him on the charge of second-offense failure to register as a sex offender.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of using a license plate other than for vehicle for which it was issued, first-offense driving under suspension and two counts of resisting arrest.

In other pleas in June and July:

• An Orangeburg man will spend several months in prison after shoplifting again.

Joseph Calvin Taylor, 60, of 222 Sellers Ave., pleaded guilty to three counts of third or subsequent shoplifting offense.

King sentenced him to two years in prison. He was given credit for having already served 201 days in jail.

According to Taylor’s indictments, he stole candy bars, soap and deodorant from three different stores during 2018.

• Paul Abraham Eady, 34, of 720 Applegate Lane, Columbia, pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle valued at $10,000 or more.

King sentenced him to time served.

As part of Eady’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of chop shop violation.

• Tony Jacques, 19, of 223 Noel Dr., Vance, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of more than one ounce of marijuana.

King sentenced him to 10 days in jail and gave him credit for time served.

As part of Jacques’ plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana near a school.

• Travis Lamont Guess, 24, of 231 Chateau Lane, Vance, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence and first-offense failure to maintain proof of insurance in motor vehicle.

A grand jury indicted Guess on the charge of second-offense driving under the influence.

King sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $400 fine.

As part of Guess’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of transporting alcohol with a broken seal in a motor vehicle.

• Richard Allen Crawley, 60, of 2524 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence.

A grand jury indicted Crawley on the charge of fourth or subsequent driving under the influence.

King sentenced him to one year in prison and a fine of $5,000.

After he serves 60 days and pays a $2,000 fine, the remainder of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

King is allowing Crowley to serve his time on weekends.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charges of first-offense driving under suspension and open container of alcohol.

• Alonzo Dantzler Jr., 55, of 320 Glenbrook Dr., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence.

A grand jury indicted him on the charge of second-offense driving under the influence.

King sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $400 fine.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of driving under suspension.

• Robert Lee Glivens, 55, of 209 Cemetery Road, Cameron, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

King sentenced him to 90 days in jail. He was given credit for having already served 94 days.

Glivens is prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition for the next three years.

• Grady Lee John Trammell, 59, of 506 Lovers Lane Road, Union, pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence.

King sentenced him to one year in prison and a fine of $1,100. After he serves 10 days and pays the fine, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

• Michael Earl Long Jr., 33, of 4744 Carolina Highway, Denmark, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine.

King sentenced him to time served.

• Donnie Jenkins, 48, of 818 Rush St., Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery and non-violent second-degree burglary.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison. He was given credit for time served since March 20, 2019.

A grand jury indicted Jenkins on charges of armed robbery and first-degree burglary.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charges of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.

• Jason Johnson, 37, of 3875 Kennerly Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to non-violent second-degree burglary.

Dickson sentenced him to 10 years in prison. After he serves three years, the remainder of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

He gave Johnson credit for having already served 125 days in jail.

While Johnson is on probation, Dickson ordered him to be evaluated for substance abuse and mental health and comply with all recommended treatment.

A grand jury indicted Johnson on one count of first-degree burglary.

As part of Johnson’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

• Steven Antoine Gilyard, 36, of 3255 Charleston Hwy., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Dickson sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

He gave Gilyard credit for having already served nine days in jail.

He also ordered Gilyard to complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and successfully finish a batterer’s treatment program.

Gilyard is also prohibited from carrying or possessing any firearm and ammunition for the next three years.

• David Lee Parker, 56, of 1940 Julian St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense failure to register as a sex offender and violent second-degree burglary.

A grand jury indicted Parker on one count of first-degree burglary.

Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to two years of probation.

He was given credit for having already served 357 days in jail.

As part of Parker’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of attempted murder.

• Anthony Michael Auletta, 30, of 67 Dyson Dr., Williston, pleaded guilty to financial transaction card fraud valued more than $500 in a six-month period.

Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to probation for five years.

He also ordered Auletta to pay restitution.

As part of Auletta’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed four additional counts of financial transaction card fraud valued at $500 or less in a six-month period.

• Benjamin Michael Arendt, 19, of 25 Lime St., Charleston, pleaded guilty to hit-and-run resulting in minor personal injury.

Dickson sentenced him to one year in prison, suspended to three years of probation.

He also ordered Arendt to perform 300 hours of public service employment.

Dickson ordered Arendt to complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing, be evaluated for substance abuse and mental health and comply with all recommended treatment.

• Octavius Rhyhem Mitchell, 27, of 520 Riggs St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and battery.

A grand jury indicted him on the charge of first-degree domestic violence.

Dickson sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

He also ordered him to complete anger management.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed charges of unlawful carrying of a pistol and threatening the life of a public official.

• Shepard Lee Meyer, 45, of 1014 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, pleaded guilty to habitual traffic offender and first-offense possession of crack cocaine.

Dickson sentenced him to time served.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 17 years.

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