April 25, 2012

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. An Oconee County jury found Marcus Daniel Allison guilty today of Burglary 1st Degree and Grand Larceny. The Honorable Benjamin H. Culbertson sentenced Allison to 25 years for the Burglary and 5 years for the Grand Larceny. Sentences are to run concurrently.


On May 2, 2010, Bruce Kelley, Jr. reported to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department that a burglary had taken place at his home while he was at work. Televisions, a laptop, DVDs, handguns and ammunition were stolen. Based on information obtained through the investigation, a search warrant was issued to search the home of Marcus Allison. Some of the stolen items were recovered at that time.


“We are pleased with the jury's verdict and want to thank law enforcement for their hard work on this case,” said Solicitor Chrissy Adams. “Twenty-five years is a very appropriate sentence for a violent crime such as this.”


April 17, 2012

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. Kristopher Lamar Jenkins pled guilty to Armed Robbery today in Anderson General Sessions Court. The Honorable Cordell Maddox sentenced Jenkins to 10 years.


On April 28, 2010, Jenkins walked into Cindy's Treasure Cove in Pendleton and displayed an object that was perceived by the victim to be a knife.  He acted like he was buying some items and when the owner opened the cash drawer he pulled the knife and demanded the money bag. The defendant left the scene on foot and was later apprehended.  Jenkins provided a written confession. Most of the money was recovered.



 Daryl Gray pled guilty yesterday in Anderson General Sessions Court to Voluntary Manslaughter. The Honorable Cordell Maddox sentenced Gray to 25 years.


On June 27, 2010, Daryl Gray and his girlfriend went to the home of Lahani Bozeman to return a cell phone they had borrowed.  Gray got out of the car and knocked on the door. As Gray returned to the car, Bozeman came out of the house and they began to argue.  Gray shot Bozeman four times which resulted in his death.  Bozeman's mother was standing on the porch at the time of the shooting. 



April 3, 2012

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(Anderson, SC)  Andy Steve Roach pled guilty Monday in Anderson General Sessions Court to Murder in relation to the death of Steven Ross Hughes in July of 2010. The Honorable Lawton McIntosh sentenced Roach to 20 years in prison.


On July 2, 2010 Anderson Police Department officers responded to an abandoned building at 203 W. Earle Street as a result of a 911 call placed by Andy Roach. When they arrived, they found the victim, Steven Ross Hughes, lying on his side profusely bleeding from his head area. Hughes stopped breathing while EMS was en route. A beer bottle and baseball bat, both covered with blood, were located near his body. 


Roach gave a statement admitting to beating the victim with the baseball bat stating that he feared for his life as the victim had been threatening to kill him all day. The two met each other at the library and had been living in the abandoned building on W. Earle Street.  


An autopsy showed that the victim died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma injuries with resulting cerebral injuries.  Acute ethanolism was also noted. 


“While Mr. Roach was cooperative with authorities throughout this investigation, even calling 911 himself and admitting to police that he beat the victim, the fact remains that in July of 2010 he killed Steven Ross Hughes,” said Solicitor Chrissy Adams.  “Today’s sentence will ensure he spends the next two decades in prison for this violent and brutal crime.”