When we say we have the best citizen researchers around, we mean it. One of our readers dug up some interesting information on meth cook Shonni Abernathy.
We all know the local media is reporting Abernathy's willingness to turn informant to save his own skin. They finally picked up the information first reported here that he wanted to trade a meth lab for his freedom when he was arrested for burglary and possession of methamphetamine last year.
Our erstwhile and diligent reader dug up a decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court, Beverly v. State of Arkansas, in which the justices mention Abernathy was the informant police used to buy narcotics from and arrest Andre Dewayne Beverly.
We hope the inmates in Berkeley County and any future cellmates in SCDC custody will read that evidence on their illicit cell phones and act accordingly. It sounds like Abernathy might have to spend any time he is sentenced to in protective custody.
On a related note, we have received many e-mails from readers pointing out how some of the local media outlets are now occasionally reporting previous arrests for some offenders. We wonder why they suddenly started doing that? Charleston Thug Life - driving the news.