While we were surfing our inmate's pages on Friday morning we came across a post on the wall of a friend of one of the inmates. The post piqued our curiosity so we explored further.
First - the post in question.
Then we found a few more that let us to believe we were dealing with a thug from Gaffney.
You already know where this is headed, so meet "Chris Cantrell" from Gaffney. We did an arrest analysis on Chris. Of course. So let's get started.
In 2002 Chris was charged with narcotics possession. The charge was remanded to another court, but no final disposition is provided.
Chris was charged with harassment in 2004, but a judge found him not guilty in a bench trial.
April of 2005 brought another drug possession charge, as well as a distribution charge. Chris pled guilty to both charges. He was sentenced to thirty days on the possession charge. On the distribution charge he received a Youthful Offender Act sentence of prison time, not to exceed two years, which was suspended in favor of twelve months of probation.
Chris was charged with second offense possession in September of 2005, but the solicitor in Cherokee County chose not to prosecute. A familiar refrain all across South Carolina it seems.
Chris stayed busy. In June of 2006 he was charged yet again with possession of marijuana, possession of schedule one narcotics, possession of other narcotics - schedule I to V, and 2nd offense possession of cocaine. Chris pled guilty to marijuana possession, possession of schedule I to V and possession of cocaine 2nd offense. He was sentenced to one year, suspended to twelve months probation on each charge. Again, we ask the judge, "Why bother?"
October of 2007 brought a charge of strong arm robbery. Chris pled guilty the following year and received a sentence of five years in prison, suspended to two years in prison and three years probation. Did Judge Cole bother to look at his rap sheet? Did Judge Cole think probation would work this time when it hadn't worked several times before?
In 2009 Chris was hit with two probation violations. There is no disposition for either of them.
Apparently the state of North Carolina is behind the times as we have yet to find a venue to search cases in any county we have checked. Chris claims he lives in North Carolina now and we are curious as to whether he continued his criminal behavior there.