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David Jonathan Vaughn

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An Orangeburg man will spend the next five years in prison after pleading guilty to drug and theft charges.

David Jonathan Vaughn, 32, of 608 Berry St., pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000; second-offense manufacturing of methamphetamine and non-violent second-degree burglary on Dec. 10.

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

Dickson ordered him to also pay restitution.

He also stipulated that the court may reconsider the sentence if Vaughn presents the court with a reasonable in-patient drug treatment plan.

Indictments state that on Dec. 11, 2017, Vaughn took jewelry from a woman.

On Aug. 21, 2018, Vaughn took a John Deere Gator from the lower campus of Orangeburg Preparatory School.

When officers with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office located the Gator in Vaughn’s yard, they also discovered batteries, white residue in a glass jar, camping fluid and other materials used to make meth.

Prosecutors dismissed the following charges: grand larceny, first-offense manufacturing of methamphetamine, first-offense disposal of methamphetamine and first-offense possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine base.

In other guilty pleas:

• Chris Tyrik Argrow, 21, of 565 Maple St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of an N-Ethylpentylone, which, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, is known as “bath salts.”

Dickson sentenced him to 30 days in jail.

Argrow is allowed to serve time on weekends.

• Kamal Shareef Wolfe, 27, of 326 Silkwood St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

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

Dickson gave him credit for having already served 10 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

He ordered Wolfe to complete a batterer’s treatment program and stipulated that his probation term may end early as long as he’s compliant with his probation officer and completes the required program.

• Ellen Grace Peters, 33, of 6986 Salley Road, North, pleaded guilty to breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued at more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced her to prison for four years, suspended to two years of probation.

He ordered her to continue receiving drug treatment in Charleston and comply with all treatment recommended by probation officers.

As a result of her guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed the charge of forgery valued at less than $10,000.

• Jerry Fitzgerald Keitt, 28, of 455A High St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

He was originally charged with pointing a firearm at a person.

Dickson sentenced him to six months in prison or paying a $100 fine before Feb. 10.

He gave Keitt credit for having already served two days in jail.

• Donovan Trent Edwards, 31, of 1767 Deliverance Road, Ruffin, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Dickson sentenced him to nine months in prison or paying a fine of $100 by Feb. 10.

He also ordered him to forfeit the weapon.

• Russell Anthony Craft, 51, of 851 Lyons Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

He was originally charged with first-degree domestic violence.

Dickson sentenced him to time served.

• Victor Lamonte Gilliard, 45, of 319 Clara Lane, Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence and second-degree assault and battery.

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

He also noted that Gilliard’s sentence will be reconsidered if restitution is ordered at a hearing in upcoming weeks.

• Patrise A. Mack, 57, of 1057 Binnicker Bridge Road, Cope, pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

Dickson sentenced her to 30 days in jail or paying a $200 fine by Feb. 1.

She was originally charged with second-offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of less than .10.

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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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