Pleas from Criminal Sex to Burglary to Drug Cases

Judge Frank Addy Jr. heard from eleven defendants yesterday during another day of taking guilty pleas in Laurens County General Sessions Court.


36-year-old Marcus Lathan Sims of 276 Locust Street, Clinton pled guilty to 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 11 to 14-years-old. Judge Addy sentenced Sims to seven years but gave credit for 623 days already spent in jail. Another charge of 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor 14 to 15-years-old was dismissed.


55-year-old Arthur Ray Brewington Jr. of 5342 Highway 14 Gray Court, pled to Threatening the Life, Person or Family of a Public Official and two Shoplifting charges. He was sentenced to 21 months in jail for each case, to be served concurrently. He was given credit for fifty days already incarcerated. Another charge of Threatening the Life of a Public Official was dismissed.


21-year-old Markevious O’Neal Carter of 306 Florence Street, Clinton pled to 3rd Degree Burglary and to Possession of a Drug with Intent to Distribute. He was sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act to a term not to exceed five years. With a screen for Shock Incarceration, a charge may be expunged. Charges dismissed for Markevious Carter yesterday were Discharging Firearms into a Dwelling, a Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute within Proximity of a School or Park charge and a case of 2nd Degree Assault and Battery.


39-year-old Otis Little Jr. of 149 Gray Street, Laurens, pled guilty to Burglary and 1st Degree Domestic Violence. He was sentenced to six years on each case, to be served concurrently, with credit for twenty days in jail.

A 2nd Degree Domestic Violence charge was dismissed.


28-year-old Michael Alan Lesley of 165 Eden Lane, Central pled to four counts of Breaking into Motor Vehicles or tanks. A 5th guilty plea was to Grand Larceny of greater than $10,000. Judge Gaddy sentenced Mr. Lesley to five years on each of the five charges, to be served concurrently. He was given credit for 211 days in jail, and his sentence is to begin September 26th. Another Grand Larceny of greater than $10,000 charge and four Petit Larceny charges were dismissed.