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Laterrence Lashar Mack

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An Orangeburg man is now serving time in prison after admitting he cut his wife’s throat.

Laterrence Lashar Mack, 35, of Caesar Ct., pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature before Circuit Judge Ed Dickson on June 26.

Dickson sentenced him to serve 15 years in prison. After he serves seven years, the remainder of his sentence will be suspended to three years of probation.

On March 3, 2018, Mack used a box cutter to slice his wife’s neck several times.

When deputies and EMS arrived at the residence, they found her lying in the front yard with several people tending to her.

Deputies assisted in holding a towel to the woman’s neck to stem the bleeding.

She told deputies that Mack started an argument with her and that she ran to a room to escape him.

He eventually caught up with her and sliced her neck.

Several children were inside of the home watching TV, but they were not injured.

A grand jury indicted Mack on one count of attempted murder.

In other reports:

• Louis Rivers Jr., 35, of 9484 Charleston Hwy., St. George, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of methamphetamine.

Dickson sentenced him to 18 months in prison.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.

• Claude Franklin McAlhany, 45, of 1216 McAlhany Road, Branchville, pleaded guilty to indecent exposure.

Dickson sentenced him to 18 months in prison or a fine of $300.

He stipulated that McAlhany does not need to register as a sex offender.

According to McAlhany’s indictment, he “did willfully and maliciously make an indecent exposure of his person in a public place or property of another to the view of persons” at a specific address in Branchville.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed his charge of trespassing.

• Khatoni Anthony Walker, 40, of 760 Crouch Cir., Bamberg, pleaded guilty to selling liquor without a license.

Dickson sentenced him to six months in prison or a fine of $600.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed a charge of unlawful sale of alcoholic liquors.

• Cecil Dominique Murray Jr., 27, of 1126 Silk Hope Lane, Smoaks, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Dickson sentenced him to one year in prison or a fine of $300.

A grand jury indicted Murray on one count of possession of a stolen pistol.

• Daniel James McNair, 68, of 269 Treadwell St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of heroin.

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

He stipulated that McNair must be evaluated for substance abuse and comply with all prescribed treatment.

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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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