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Decota Castle Brown Found Guilty of Murder in Oconee County

After three days of testimony, an Oconee County jury found Decota Castle Brown guilty today in the death of his grandmother, Geraldine Castle, in March of 2019. The State was represented by Deputy Solicitor Jason Alderman and Sr. Assistant Solicitor … Continue reading

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REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND PROPERTY OFFENSES

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, after an Oconee County jury had been empaneled and his trial about to begin, 41 year old Derek Wayne Gibson of Westminster pled guilty to Trafficking Methamphetamine 2nd offense, Burglary 3rd degree, and Grand Larceny.  … Continue reading

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PELFREY SENTENCED IN FELONY DUI CASE IN OCONEE

(Walhalla, SC). Mr. Robert Pelfrey plead guilty today to Felony Driving Under the Influence with Death and Grand Larceny.  He was sentenced by the Honorable Cordell Maddox to 15 years in prison on the Felony Driving Under the Influence with … Continue reading

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REPEAT OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

On Tuesday, October 13th, an Oconee County jury deliberated less than one hour before convicting 41 year old Gary Martin Wirtz of Trafficking Methamphetamine 3rd offense and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.  The Honorable … Continue reading

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MERRIWEATHER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON

Kelvin Merriweather pled guilty to ABHAN in front of the Honorable J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. and received a sentence of 20 years provided upon the service of 10 years active time and followed by 5 years of probation.  The defendant … Continue reading

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DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON IN ANDERSON

Anderson SC– Yesterday, in Anderson County General Sessions Court, Nancy Elaine Carswell was sentenced to 12 years in prison for charges she was tried and convicted of in her absence on October 29, 2019. A jury found her guilty of … Continue reading

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SLUDERS SENTENCED IN SEX ABUSE CASE

WALHALLA, SC–On December 16, 2019, Anthony Hugh Sluder, age 67, of Westminster, pled guilty to 5 counts of  Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor Second Degree and 5 counts of Incest.  He was sentenced by the Honorable Cordell Maddox to … Continue reading

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REYNOLDS SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN PRISON

Walhalla, SC– On November 21, 2019, Steven Reynolds, age 20 of 3 Padgett Street, Seneca, pled guilty to two counts of murder, armed robbery, and malicious injury to personal property.  He was sentenced by the Honorable R. Lawton McIntosh to … Continue reading

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OCONEE MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON

Walhalla, SC —  A Salem man was found guilty today in Oconee General Session Court; 56-year-old Clifton Eugene Smith was tried and convicted of Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature for his role in a knife attack … Continue reading

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SERIAL BURGLAR AND THIEF SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON WITH NO PAROLE

Today in Oconee General Sessions Court, a 42-year-old Walhalla man, Joshua “Kid” Jackson entered a guilty plea and was sentenced for his role in a burglary and auto break-in spree that impacted communities across Oconee County. Investigators with the Oconee … Continue reading

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