Sammy Kay Cowan was convicted today in Anderson General Sessions Court for the murder of Frederick Penn on February 6, 2005 at Club Envy in Anderson County. 

Witnesses placed Cowan at Club Envy on February 6th armed with a gun when the victim and another patron of the club were arguing outside. Cowan shot Mr. Penn (who was unarmed) 5 times resulting in Mr. Penn’s death at the scene. Cowan was later apprehended in Hartwell, Georgia. 

Judge Lee S. Alford sentenced Mr. Cowans to life without parole for the murder.

Profile of Chrissy Adams.

Jackie Reynolds 47 Year old White Female was sentenced to two years in jail for her arrest on two counts of prostitution 3rd offense. The charges were brought by undercover agents of the Anderson County Sheriff's department on April 1, 2005 and September 15, 2005 near Orville Baptist Church on South Main Street. Ms. Reynolds admitted during her plea to having a drug problem.

The Honorable Judge Cordell Maddox also ordered Ms. Reynolds to undergo drug treatment while incarcerated.

Lead Prosecutor - T. Matthew Bradley
Defense Counsel - Robert Lusk

An Anderson County jury deliberated less than 2 hours before finding Clinkscales guilty of Murder in the death of Kenica Richardson on August 14, 2004. According to testimony, Clinkscales argued with Ms. Richardson and then fired at least four shots which resulted in her death shortly thereafter. The victim’s mother and three children were in the home at the time of the shooting. Clinkscales fled the scene and was later arrested by officers from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Virginia.

The Honorable Judge Edward Miller sentenced Clinkscales to 40 years for Murder and 5 years for the Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Lead Prosecutor - Catherine Huey
Defense Counsel - Bruce Byrholdt