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Scales of justice

Louise C. Sharpe, 56, of 2039 Indigo Drive, Orangeburg, has pleaded guilty to unlawful conduct toward a child.

Circuit Judge Maite Murphy sentenced her to 18 months in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

According to an indictment, a 10-year-old child was in Sharpe’s care.

A sheriff’s office incident report alleges the child had leg bruises when the child arrived at school on March 2, 2018.

The child told deputies that a woman beat them, according to the incident report.

In other pleas from last month:

• Xavier Daryl Coad, 25, of 117 Vineyards Crossing Court, Columbia, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

He was originally charged with trafficking cocaine, 10 grams or more but less than 28 grams.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to 12 months of probation.

Dickson also ordered him not to have any negative contact with law enforcement.

As a result of Coad’s guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed the charge of first-offense possession of 15 dosage units of ecstasy.

• Bobby Lee Carter Jr., 50, of 491 Santee Drive, Santee, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced him to 90 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and receive mental health counseling.

• Tyrone Herbert Hardy, 19, of 1092 Decatur St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of marijuana.

He was originally charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center or a fine of $100.

• Jhira Keshawn Ladson, 22, of 303 Lloydwood Drive, West Columbia, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $200 fine.

• Rolla Clifford Lieurance, 76, of 8 Thomas Walter Circle, Santee, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of marijuana.

He was originally charged with first-offense possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a fine of $100.

• Desmond Jayron Kasieff Jones, 26, of 80 Big Buck Blvd., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to failure to stop for blue lights.

Murphy sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

• Ricky Lee Cain, 51, of 313 Lakeview Drive, Eutawville, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

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

She also ordered him to obtain his GED, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Anthony Graham Ott Jr., 28, of 3340 Ninety Six Highway, Neeses, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of methamphetamine.

Murphy sentenced him to prison for two years, suspended to two years of probation.

She gave him credit for having already served 21 days.

She ordered him to undergo both substance abuse counseling and random drug/alcohol testing.

• Kevin Alexander Frazier, 33, of 636 Bleakley St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced him to 90 days in jail, provided that upon the service of 60 days, the remainder of his sentence will be suspended to one year of probation.

She’s allowing Frazier to serve time on weekends.

She ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program and to undergo both random drug/alcohol testing and substance abuse counseling.

• Dwayne Emanuel Reed, 50, of 810 Rail St., Bowman, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of crack cocaine.

Murphy sentenced him to 28 days in jail.

• Patricia A. Shivers, 49, of 1463 Waterspring Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced her to 90 days in jail, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered Shivers to complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Kneco Shaquille Furlow, 26, of 4002 Gullah Ave., North Charleston, pleaded guilty to hit and run causing property damage.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail.

• Dearius Quavon Riley, 29, of 509 Judicial Circle, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program.

He was originally charged with first-degree domestic violence.

• Henry Wallace Boltin Jr., 54, of 152 Coon Dog Lane, North, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of morphine pills.

Murphy sentenced him to prison for one year, suspended to probation for one year.

She ordered him to undergo substance abuse counseling and random drug/alcohol testing.

• Kalonji Nathaniel Reed, 23, of 119 Sangria Circle, Cordova, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered him to obtain his GED and attend vocational rehabilitation or Job Corps.

Reed must also complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Charles Dequan Singleton, 22, of 111 Harleywood Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of N-Ethyl Pentylone, which is sometimes called fake MDMA.

Murphy sentenced him to one day in jail.

• Benjamin Isiah Gettis, 20, of 13007 Gail St., Beaufort, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $100 fine.

• Timothy Daven Reed, 35, of 416 Toms Creek Road, Hopkins, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $200 fine.

• Andrew C. Cheeseboro Jr., 38, of 178 Stacey Bridge Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to breach of trust under $2,000.

He was originally charged with breach of trust valued over $2,000 but under $10,000 after being entrusted by Husqvarna and converting items of value for his own personal use.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a fine of $200.

• Whinta Le Dalia Nickens, 22, of 154 Locust Ave., Denmark, pleaded guilty to forgery valued at less than $10,000 and third-degree burglary.

Murphy sentenced her under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to two years of probation.

She also ordered Nickens to pay restitution and obtain her GED.

Nickens was originally charged with second-degree burglary.

• Sharon French Fender, 61, of 133 Heartsfire Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine and two counts of financial transaction card fraud valued at $500 or less in a six-month period.

Murphy sentenced her to one year in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered Fender to pay restitution, complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

As part of her guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed two additional counts of financial transaction card fraud valued at $500 or less.

• Alex Ray’Shawn Green, 20, of 500 Fletcher St., Apt. 899, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of ecstasy and first-offense third-degree burglary.

Murphy sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years.

She also ordered him to obtain his GED.

As a result of his guilty plea, the following charges were dropped: possession of marijuana, second-degree burglary and petit larceny.

• Holly Pierce, 38, of 196 Query St., New Bedford, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Murphy sentenced her to three years in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She also ordered Pierce to undergo substance abuse counseling and random drug/alcohol testing.

As part of her plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

• James Lamar Frazier, 22, of 360 Lakeview Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to breaking into a motor vehicle.

Murphy sentenced him to prison for two years, suspended to one year of probation.

She ordered him to attempt to earn his GED and stipulated that court fees may be waived if he’s unable to find income.

• Tyreeqk Raekwon Dougatavian Shuler, 22, of 585 Chestnut St., Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence, second-degree burglary, malicious injury to real property and petit larceny.

Murphy sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed three years.

She also ordered him to obtain his GED and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

• Shywond Benjamin, 20, of 110 Big Phils Court, Santee, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or paying a $100 fine within 30 days.

• Andrea R. Phillips, 57, of 214 Carlisle St., St. Matthews, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under suspension.

She was originally charged with second-offense driving under suspension.

Murphy sentenced her to 28 days in jail.

• Ronda Rochell Weldon, 44, of 904 Malibu Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to shoplifting with enhancement.

Murphy sentenced her to two years in prison, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She ordered Weldon to continue with mental health treatment.

• Tangela Rebecca Green, 36, of 1873 Rowesville Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence and third-degree assault and battery.

Murphy sentenced her to jail for 86 days and gave her credit for time served.

• Samuel Stroman Jr., 74, of 1120 Wolfe Trail, Apt. 225, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Alexus Jeb Spigner, 23, of 334 Yellow Jasmine Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

He was originally charged with second-degree domestic violence.

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

She also ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Steven S. McGlon, 26, of 169 Halifax Circle, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Murphy sentenced him to one year in prison, provided that upon the service of 90 days, the remainder of his sentence will be suspended to three years of probation.

She also ordered him to complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

Prosecutors dismissed a charge of possession of cocaine.

• Da’Quan Jah’Von White, 18, of 347 Sweetwater Road, St. Matthews, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.

Murphy sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to 18 months of probation.

She ordered him to obtain his GED or remain in high school.

Prosecutors dismissed the charge of criminal conspiracy.

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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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