Six Sentenced Following Guilty Pleas

Cases on six defendants were disposed of yesterday in Laurens County General Sessions Court, this session conducted by Judge Keesley.

27-year-old Darrius Leowen Spurgeon of North Broad Street, Clinton plead guilty to Enhanced Grand Larceny, value between $2,000 an $10,000. He was sentenced to 30 days, time served.

35-year-old Lori Renee Lingle of Wham Lawn Road, Gray Court, plead guilty to Receiving Stolen Goods, valued from $2,000 to $10,000. She was sentenced to 18 months, but with one day served that was suspended to five years on Probation. That can be terminated if she is in compliance and all money is paid, including $1,500 in restitution and 20 court cost payments of $200 a month starting January 6th. Charges dismissed for Lori Lingle were another Receiving Stolen Goods along with 2nd Degree Burglary and Grand Larceny.

44-year-old Patricia L. Merchant of East Florida Street Extension, Clinton pled guilty to Enhanced Shoplifting and was sentenced to five years; however, with 19 days, time served, the balance is suspended to three years on Probation. Two more charges of Shoplifting were dismissed along with a charge of Obtaining Drugs by Fraud or Deceit.

30-year-old Wilfredo Rivera of Brandwood Lane, Laurens plead guilty on two charges of Obtaining Signature or Property under False Pretense, valued between $2,000 to $10,000. Rivera was sentenced to three years, but upon 68 days, time served, the balance is suspended for two years of Probation. Another charge of Receiving Stolen Goods in the same property value range was dismissed.

19-year-old Shimeek Nashown Gaskins of West Main, Clinton pled to Public Disorderly and was sentenced to 30 days, suspended to three days already served. Charges of Public Carrying or Displaying Firearms, Unlawful Carrying a Pistol, Petit Larceny, 3rd Degree Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest were dismissed.

A 30-year-old Silverstreet woman pled to Possession of Less than a Gram of Meth and was sentenced to three years, suspended to 95 days already served and to three years on Probation.