Homeless Man Convicted of Multiple Burglaries

Ten people appeared before Judge McIntosh yesterday and pled to charges ranging from Grand Larceny to Drug Trafficking in Laurens County general Sessions Court.

The case of an eleventh person was heard in his absence. The 47-year-old homeless man was found guilty in his absence on three counts of 1st Degree Burglary. His sentence was sealed until he is apprehended, and the sentence is delivered to him.

27-year-old Daniel Joseph Vaughan of 108 Watson Road, Fountain Inn pled on two counts of Grand Larceny, one charge of 2nd Offense Distribution of Meth and to Contraband in a County Prison. Vaughn was sentenced to eight years in prison, with credit given for 390 days in jail. He was also recommended for an Addiction Treatment Unit. Following those guilty pleas, a Conspiracy charge was dismissed.

18-year-old Jaheim Daequarius Darby of 129 Harold Trailer Park Road, Clinton pled guilty on two counts of Breaking into Motor Vehicle or Pups and to Criminal Conspiracy. Judge McIntosh sentenced him to five years on probation, provided that if he has strict compliance after 30 months this can be terminated. He is also instructed to attend High School. In accepting these pleas, charges of 2nd Degree Burglary and two counts of Criminal Conspiracy against Darby were dropped.

44-year-old Clifton O’Neil Moore of 296 Blakelyville Road, Clinton pled to Manufacture, Distribution of Cocaine base and was sentenced to four years. He was given credit for 17 days in jail. The balance can be suspended to five years on probation, which also can be terminated with 30 months of strict compliance. With the guilty drug plea, charges of Conspiracy and a Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute case near a School were dismissed.

47-year-old Harrison Whitlock Bourne of 113 Shamrock Drive, Greenwood pled guilty to Grand Larceny. Judge McIntosh sentenced him to five years, provided that after service of three years and with credit for 206 days in jail, the balance will be suspended to five years on probation. That probation can be terminated with payment of Restitution in this an in all probation cases. He’s also to have not contact with the victim of his Grand Larceny.

Other guilty pleas heard yesterday included drug charges from a 28-year-old Taylors woman, a 36-year-old Greenwood woman, a 55-year-old Waterloo man and a 65-year-old Woodruff man. A 52-year-old Gray Court man pled to DUS & Habitual Offender DUS. A 58-year-old Gray Court man pled to Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.