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Latest News Articles From the Office of the Solicitor

 

30 YEAR JAIL SENTENCE FOR KILLING DURING BOTCHED ARMED ROBBERY

Today in Anderson County General Sessions Court defendant Ahmad Neely pled guilty to charges of Voluntary Manslaughter, Criminal Conspiracy, and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime for the 2017 killing of Charles Hillery. Neely received … Continue reading

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MAN SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS FOR DEATH OF CHILD AND INJURY TO HER SISTER

Walhalla, SC–On Friday, March 1, 2019, Matthew Jason Chappell pled guilty before the Honorable R. Scott Sprouse to Great Bodily Injury to a Child and no contest to Voluntary Manslaughter.  Judge Sprouse imposed a total sentence of 40 years.  Mr. … Continue reading

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TROTTER SENTENCED TO 15 YEAR IN PRISON

February 28, 2019 Walhalla, SC—Yesterday, an Oconee County jury found Michael Lee Trotter guilty on all counts following a one-day trial. The State was represented by Assistant Solicitor Jason Alderman. The Honorable Scott Sprouse sentenced Trotter to 5 years for … Continue reading

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OSBORNE PLEADS GUILTY IN TOWNVILLE ELEMENTARY SHOOTING

December 12, 2018 (Anderson, SC). Earlier today at the Anderson County Courthouse JesseDewitt Osborne pled guilty to two counts of Murder and three counts ofAttempted Murder before Judge Lawton McIntosh for killing his father and going on a shooting spree at … Continue reading

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MAN LOSES EYE IN VIOLENT DOMESTIC RELATED ATTACK

On Monday, October 15, 2018, Jonathan Duncan pled guilty before the Honorable R. Scott Sprouse to Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Judge Sprouse imposed a sentence of 27 years. Mr. Duncan … Continue reading

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DARRELL BLACKWELL CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY; SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS

Anderson, SC—It took an Anderson County jury less than 10 minutes to convict Darrell Blackwell of the Armed Robbery that occurred at the Shop Rite store at 714 Sayre Street on January 9, 2016. The entire incident was captured on … Continue reading

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CAWTHON SENTENCED TO 45 YEARS FOR MURDERING WIFE

Walhalla, SC—The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced Lee Mikeal Cawthon to 40 years in prison today for the Murder of his wife Rebecca plus 5 years consecutive for the Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.  After … Continue reading

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ARMED ROBBER CONVICTED IN TRIAL SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS

ANDERSON, SC–After a three day trial, an Anderson County jury has convicted Damorius Gaines of Armed Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery, 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Unlawful Possession of a Pistol. … Continue reading

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JURY FINDS GAMBRELL GUILTY IN CAMERON KILLING, GETS MAXIMUM SENTENCE

ANDERSON, SC–This week an Anderson County jury found James Milton Gambrell guilty of Solicitation to Commit Armed Robbery. The Honorable R. Scott Sprouse sentenced Gambrell the maximum sentence of 10 years in jail. His Co-defendant Woodrow Curry pled guilty to … Continue reading

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TAYLOR BRIGHT SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS FOR RECKLESS HOMICIDE AND CHILD NEGLECT

Walhalla, SC —  Taylor Louise Bright appeared before the Honorable Scott Sprouse today in Oconee County pleading guilty in the death of her husband, John Taylor Bright in Seneca, SC in January of this year. The defendant, represented by Larry … Continue reading

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