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An Orangeburg man will serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle valued between $2,000 and $10,000.

Jessie J. Nivens, 18, of 194 Redd Road, pleaded guilty to the charge last month before Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein.

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She sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspending it to one year of probation.

She gave him credit for having already served 131 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

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She ordered him to try to obtain his GED. He’s also required to undergo a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations.

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In other pleas:

• Kenneth Lacario Dickson Jr., 26, of 412 Glendale Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence and first-offense driving under suspension.

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

Prosecutors dismissed the charges of first-offense operating an uninsured motor vehicle and habitual traffic offender due to driving under suspension.

• Sherman Robert Drew, 53, of 836 Glover Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of shoplifting enhancement valued at $2,000 or less.

Goodstein sentenced him to 30 days in jail and gave him credit for having already served that time.

According to his indictments, Drew stole clothing from the Salvation Army and Cititrends on May 31, 2017.

• Terion Furtick, 19, of 1120 Orangeburg Manor #240, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense failure to stop for blue light, unlawful carrying of a handgun and hit-and-run involving property damage.

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

She ordered him to obtain his GED if he doesn’t earn a diploma.

As a result of Furtick’s guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed the charge of possession of a gun by a person unlawful.

• Toneyo Green, 48, of 1162 Imperial Drive, St. Stephen, pleaded guilty to habitual traffic offense due to driving under suspension.

Goodstein sentenced him to three days in jail and gave him credit for time served.

• Kellie Renee Ramirez, 35, of 428 Hidden Acres Road, Cordova, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Goodstein sentenced her to 18 months in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She ordered Ramirez to obtain her GED, complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

She also stipulated Ramirez remain in mental health counseling and follow all recommendations.

Ramirez must also attend Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous twice weekly.

• Bryan Fitzgerald, 23, of 125 Thelma Drive, Summerville, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine.

Goodstein sentenced him to 18 months in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She ordered him to obtain his GED, attend vocational rehabilitation or Job Corps if needed, complete substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and attend Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous twice weekly.

• Danielle Andrea Richburg, 27, of 141 Project Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Goodstein sentenced her to 90 days in jail, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She gave Richburg credit for having already served three days in jail.

She ordered Richburg to successfully complete a batterer’s treatment program. Upon completion of the program, her probation term will end.

Richburg is not allowed to possess any firearm or ammunition for the next three years.

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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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