The Honorable Alex Macaulay sentenced 18-year-old Juan Tyree Smith to 30 years today for the murder of 50-year-old Sammy Martin on February 25, 2006. 

The incident happened at the Old School Lounge on West Market Street in Anderson, SC. Following the shooting, Smith fled to Florida where he was arrested on March 17, 2006 and extradited to South Carolina. 

Smith also received a 5 year sentence for the Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime. The sentences are to be served concurrently. 

Charles Leslie Davis, 36, pled guilty today in Anderson General Sessions Court to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 2nd Degree and Lewd Act on a Minor. The Honorable James Williams sentenced Davis to 15 years suspended on 10 years (prison) with 2 years of community supervision followed by 5 years probation. Davis is also required to be on the Sex Offender registry, Child Abuse registry, and GPS monitoring for life. 

The charges were based on incidents which occurred in Oconee County between August 1st and September 3rd, 2005. 

Michael Millwood, 40, of Greer, SC pled guilty to Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime on April 17, 2007 in Anderson General Sessions Court.

Millwood was charged in the shooting death of Walter Glenn Fowler on December 19th of 2005. Fowler had been shot twice in the back at his home on Hampton Road in Anderson County. 

The Honorable Cordell Maddox sentenced Millwood to 30 years for Murder and 5 years for the weapons charge. The sentences are to be served concurrently. 

Michael Gilliam, 46, pled guilty on April 12, 2007 to Burglary 1st Degree, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, Grand Larceny, Armed Robbery, and Assault with Intent to Kill. The charges arose from two separate incidents occurring in 2006.

On August 26, 2006 Gilliam robbed the Pelzer Point Shell station in West Pelzer with what appeared to be a pistol. Witnesses identified Gilliam’s vehicle which the Anderson County Sheriff’s office later located. A small gray homemade pistol-like object was found on the front seat of the vehicle. Gilliam gave a voluntary statement admitting to the robbery.

On October 24, 2006, Gilliam broke into a residence in Piedmont, SC taking items valued in excess of $1000, including a pistol. After being confronted by the homeowner, Gilliam fled into a wooded area near the residence where he was located by Anderson County deputies. Although Gilliam fired at the responding officer, no one was injured during the arrest.

The Honorable James Williams sentenced Gilliam to 19 years for the Burglary 1st Degree; 19 years for the Armed Robbery; 10 years for the Assault with Intent to Kill; 5 years for the Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime; and 5 years for the Grand Larceny. All sentences are to be served concurrently.