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A St. Matthews man will spend the next several years in prison after admitting he helped rob a Burger King at gunpoint.

David Demonte Latrake Warren, 21, of 240 Goldfinch Trail, pleaded guilty on Dec. 12 to armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him to 10 years in prison, giving him credit for having already served 45 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

State law requires armed robbery convicts to serve a minimum of seven years before parole eligibility.

According to indictments, Warren and a co-defendant, Terry Terrill Warren, 33, of 55 Holmes Road, St. Matthews, robbed the employees of Burger King at gunpoint on Dec. 17, 2017.

Terry Warren pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery. Dickson sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

In other guilty pleas:

• Nacario C. Shields, 23, of 818 Adden Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

He was originally charged with second-degree domestic violence.

Dickson sentenced him to 90 days in jail, suspended to one year of probation.

He also ordered Shields to complete a batterer’s treatment program, stipulating that his probation term will end early upon the completion of the program and complying with probation officers.

• Mark Lance Fallaw-Robinson, 44, of 125 White Boulevard, Summerville, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of Adderall.

Dickson sentenced him to time served. He was given credit for having already served 95 days in jail.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed a charge of first-offense possession of cocaine.

* Isaiah Anthony King, 17, of 770 Wilson Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to strong-arm robbery.

Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to 30 months of probation.

Dickson gave him credit for having already served 235 days in jail.

• Maurice Tremayne Ladson, 32, of 858 Bryan Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of less than .16.

Dickson sentenced him to two years in prison and payment of $2,500. Upon the service of 30 days and payment of $1,100, the remainder of the sentence will be suspended to two years of probation.

Ladson is allowed to serve time on weekends.

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of grand larceny, with the stipulation that they could restore the charge at a later date.

In addition, they also dismissed the charge of second-offense driving under suspension.

• Julian Shawn Vause, 28, of 924 Depot Road, Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to non-violent second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree assault and battery.

Dickson sentenced him to eight years in prison. Upon the service of 18 months in prison, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to four years of probation.

Dickson gave him credit for having already served 136 days in jail.

He also ordered Vause to undergo evaluation for mental health and addiction.

He’s required to undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

Vause was originally charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of pointing a firearm at a person.

• Tyrease Peeples, 18, of 1355 Goff Avenue, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree non-violent burglary, financial transaction card fraud and three counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.

Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, giving him credit for having already served 155 days in jail.

He also ordered Peeples to pay restitution.

He was originally charged with first-degree burglary.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the following charges: malicious injury to personal property, possession of implements capable of being used in a crime, financial transaction card theft and two counts of petit larceny.

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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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