|Moses Otis Dennis|
|Dean Nelson Seagers|
Dennis has a criminal history dating back to 1996. He was charged in February of 1996 with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin. He pled guilty in May of 1997 and Judge John C. Hayes III sentenced him to five years in prison.
In December of 1996 Dennis was charged with Murder. He went to trial in July of 1997 and was found not guilty.
In March of 1998 he was charged with 2nd Degree Lynching. The victim dropped the charges.
Possession of Crack, PWID Ecstacy Near a School, Possession of Ecstacy. Of course, we all know the 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the proximity of a school charge.
Dennis pled guilty to the two possession charges on 5 November, 2003 before Judge Thomas Hughston. He was given credit for 115 days he had served on another charge under the thumb of SCDC. Hughston set a two year sentence and suspended the remainder of it. He did this for each of the convictions.
Has Hughston every sentenced anyone to prison for real?
2003 Charges - these were rolled into the same court date as the above charges:
PWID Cocaine - Pled Guilty
PWID Cocaine Near a School - Pled Guilty
Possession of a Firearm - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor
Trafficking Crack Cocaine - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor
4th Offense Possession of Marijuana - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor
Judge Hughston gave him the same sentence for these two convictions and added "intensive night curfew" from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Sure. Dennis has proven he is capable of abiding by such a ridiculously unenforceable caveat.
Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor
Trafficking Cocaine - went to trial - found not guilty.
PWID Cocaine Near a School and Obstructing Justice were dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Trafficking in Crack - pending. Out on a $50,000 bond when he was arrested on the latest charges.
And that's just one county, folks. Let's move on to Dean Seagers.
Distribution of Crack Cocaine and Distribution of Crack Within Proximity of a School.
Both charges were kicked down to Family Court by the 9th Circuit Solicitor twenty days after he Seagers was arrested. No disposition is provided.
Trafficking Crack - pled down to PWID Cocaine on 22 June, 2000.
Pointing a Firearm - dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor
PWID Cocaine Near a School - Pled guilty.
Seagers entered his guilty plea before the now disgraced Judge Daniel E. Martin who sentenced him to five years, suspended in favor of five years of probation. If Seagers obtained his GED his probation would drop down to three years. Martin gave him the same sentence on both charges, to run concurrent of course.
One month before entering his guilty pleas, Seagers was charges with Instigating a Riot, Resisting Arrest and 2nd Degree Lynching. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the riot and lynching charges. Seagers pled guilty to the resisting arrest. Judge Martin sentenced him to one year, suspended in favor of probation.
Trafficking Crack, Trafficking Cocaine, PWID Marijuana and PWID Cocaine Near a School.
Seagers went to court on 24 June, 2003. The 9th Circuit Solicitor allowed him to plead the crack charge down to trafficking cocaine. He pled guilty to two counts of trafficking cocaine and the PWID cocaine near a school before Judge Victor Rawl.
Yep, the same Victor Rawl who is now a Charleston County Councilman and went on the radio with Rocky D advocating for the abrogation of property owner's rights via the imposition of a smoking ban in private establishments - then didn't have the balls to show up to the meeting to vote for it on the record.
Rawl sentenced to Seagers to three years on each charge, then gave him credit for time served and set the sentences to run concurrently. As a result, Seagers probably served less than two years in prison.
Seagers' 2003 charge of PWID Cocaine in Proximity to a School was rolled into the same court date. Rawl gave him the same three year sentence, set to run concurrent to the other three. That'll teach him, Judge!!
Within months of being released from prison Seagers was charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Crack, PWID Marijuana and PWID Crack Near a School.
All of these charges were transferred to federal court system. We aren't sure if Seagers did any time for the convictions, but the Bureau of Prisons database shows he was released on 28 February, 2011.
2012 Charges and bonds:
Note: We are happy to see some bond judges setting fairly high bonds lately. Maybe Charleston Thug Life and the actions of our readers have had something to do with that.