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Orangeburg man gets prison for shooting friend
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Orangeburg man gets prison for shooting friend


A 20-year-old Orangeburg man has pleaded guilty to shooting another man.

Jhakell Daquan Williams of 910 Harper Street pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder.

He shot and injured his 20-year-old friend on Jan. 20, 2018.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him to 15 years in prison. After he serves eight years, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

Dickson gave Williams credit for having already served 625 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

Dickson also revoked his probation.

In March 2017, Williams pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Then in November 2017, he pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking into motor vehicles.

He was serving a five-year probation sentence for that offense when he was arrested.

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

In other pleas from Oct. 23:

• Kimberly Fogle Miller, 38, of 1120 Dantzler Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect of a child, first-offense third-degree burglary, first-offense possession of heroin, first-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine and two counts of forgery value less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced her to 10 years in prison. He gave her credit for time served and suspended the term to five years of probation.

He also ordered her to pay restitution.

He ordered her to comply with all recommended drug treatment and to undergo random alcohol/drug testing.

• Geonna Janesse Davis, 20, of 102 Summerlane Drive Apt. 3, Santee, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to a Class F felony.

Dickson sentenced her to one year in prison, suspended to probation for nine months.

He ordered her to attend vocational rehabilitation or Job Corps.

Davis didn’t tell police the whereabouts of a wanted felon who fled from the scene. The indictment states that she knew police were searching for the wanted felon.

• Maurice Claython Garnett, 29, of 2319 Westview Street, Cayce, pleaded guilty to first-offense failure to stop for blue light.

Dickson sentenced him to time served of 56 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

As a result of Garnett’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of first-offense driving under suspension, license not suspended for driving under the influence.

• Chance Lagrand Heavener, 30, of 613 White Sands Road, Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced him to three years in prison, suspended to one year of probation. He gave Heavener credit for having already served 73 days in jail.

Heavener stole a gold watch from a man.

• Jermaine Allen Brown, 27, of 85 Hope Plantation, Jacksonboro, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of a controlled substance, ecstasy and unlawful carrying of a handgun.

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

Law enforcement originally charged Brown with possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony.

Contact the writer: or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.


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