Whatever happened to the days when two homeboys could engage in fisticuffs and settle a matter like men? Apparently Antwan Bradley Chaplin is to much of a milquetoast to engage in such manly behavior and quickly resorts to the use of a firearm instead. Not that he can shoot very well. That close and all he hit was the opponent's ankle and huge Lincoln? Sheesh! Oh, about that Lincoln - looked nice parked in front of all those Section 8 apartments, didn't it?
Antwan shouldn't even be on the streets. And that is just based on his general sessions arrests. We didn't bother documenting the magistrate level offenses because we would like to get some sleep tonight.
In 2004 Chaplin was charged with PWID Marijuana and PWID Marijuana Near a School.
A number of arrests were rolled into the March 2008 court date. He pled guilty to the lesser charge of possession of more than one ounce of marijuana. The school charge was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Judge Thomas Hughston sentenced Chaplin to six months in prison.
While out on bond on the above charges Chaplin was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and Kidnapping. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charges on that March 2008 court date.
While out on bond on the four charges above, Chaplin was arrested in April of 2006 and charged with Possession of Crack. He was allowed to plead guilty on that March 2008 court date to a lesser charge of Possession of Cocaine. Judge Hughston sentenced him to three years.
While out on bond on the five charges above Chaplin was arrested for PWID Cocaine Base. This charge was dropped by the 9th Circuit Solicitor on that March 2008 court date.
While out on bond on the six charges above Chaplin was charged in May of 2007 with Unlawful Possession of a Pistol by a Minor. He pled guilty to this charge in March of 2008 and Judge Hughston sentenced him to one year.
While out on bond on the seven charges above Chaplin was charged in October of 2007 with PWID Crack, two charges of PWID Crack Near a School and a Distribution of Crack charge. The PWID crack and one school charge were dismissed when the officer failed to show up a preliminary hearing, according to the case notes.
We find it curious that those two charges would have been dismissed because the officer didn't show up, but the other two charges weren't. All of the charges would have had the same preliminary hearing date scheduled. If the officer didn't show up, who testified on the other two charges at the preliminary hearing?
Chaplin was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. He pled guilty to 1st Offense Possession of Crack in July of 2009. Judge Hughston sentenced him to six months, suspended in favor of a $100 fine. The final charge was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
While out on bond on the eleven charges above Chaplin was charged in February of 2008 with Possession of Crack. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charge a month later at that March 2008 court date.
In 2011 Chaplin was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary. The charge is pending. He is out of jail on a $20,000 bond.
In May of 2012 Chaplin was charged with 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana. He is out on a $3,000 bond on this charge which is still pending.
The amazing thing about Chaplin's criminal history in Charleston County is not the usual story of multiple arrests while out on bond or the 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissing most of his charges. The absolute stunner in this case is that Judge Hughston actually sentenced to jail time without probation. That gave us palpitations!