18 Entered Guilty Pleas Yesterday

Eighteen defendants took the stand in Laurens County General Sessions Court yesterday to enter guilty pleas before Judge Mark Hayes.

32-year-old Travis Jay Hyder of Nelson Road, Inman pled to 1st Degree Assault and Battery. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison, with credit for 233 days already spent behind bars. Charges dismissed on Travis Hyder were another 1st Degree Assault and Battery, Kidnapping and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

23-year-old Austin Dakota Burnette of County Line Road, Bradley pled guilty to 2nd Degree Domestic Violence. He was sentenced under the Youthful Offenders Act to a term not to exceed three years; but with 64 days already served, the balance suspended to 36 months on Probation. That can be terminated with completion of a batterer’s treatment or anger management program. He also must comply with Domestic Violence rules. His contact with the victim is to be determined by Family Court. Burnette also pled to Violation of a Court Order of Protection. A six-month sentence on that was also suspended to time served. A Kidnapping charge against Austin Dakota Burnette was dismissed.

41-year-old James Frederick Mack of Pearl Street Ware Shoals pled guilty to 3rd Degree Burglary and Possession of a Controlled Substance. A six-year sentence on the drug charge was suspended to time served and 18 months on Probation. On the Burglary case, Mr. Mack was sentenced to three years, also suspended to 18 months on Probation. A Meth Possession charge was dismissed.

19-year-old Timothy Quintel Green of Harold’s Park, Clinton pled to Breaking into Motor Vehicle or Tanks. He was sentenced under the Youthful Offenders Act to a term not to exceed three years. This will be served concurrently with another charge. He was given 441 days credit for time already incarcerated. Charges dismissed on Timothy Green were Sale or Delivery of a Stolen Pistol, Unlawful Firearm Carry and Criminal Conspiracy.

35-year-old David Allen Gleaton of Flymm Smith Road, Waterloo pled guilty to

Receiving Stolen Goods. He was sentenced to four years in the State Department of Corrections, with credit for 107 days already jailed.

37-year-old Rebecca Lashway Wallace of Dunwoody Drive, Simpsonville, pled

guilty to two counts of Petit Larceny He was sentenced to 30 days, which was apparently covered by 52 days already spent in jail. A Grand Larceny charge and three counts of 2nd Degree Burglary were dismissed on Rebecca Wallace.

Other defendants yesterday enter pleas ranging from Drug Possession to Giving False Information to Law Enforcement to Reckless Driving to Willful Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult. Other crimes admitted to in court were Domestic Violence, Breach of Peace and being a Habitual Offender for continuing to drive under suspension, follow previous convictions of that offense.