Kareen Lashawn Wylder of James Bell Drive in North Charleston was found Dead Right There in an SUV parked at the U.S. Post Office on McMillan Avenue. Wylder was no stranger to law enforcement officers in Charleston County. He was also wanted by NC Probation & Parole for being an absconder. He was on probation for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. As you will see, Kareen had a habit of taking vehicles belonging to other people.
Wylder was related to the Wylder shot by NCPD a number of years ago after he stole from a grocery store then knifed an officer in the lip and ballistic vest. A search of the name Wylder at the Clerk's sites of the various counties will tell you all you need to know about the criminal tendencies of the family.
Five counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (Charleston County)
Driving Under Suspension Third Offense (Berkeley County)
Pled guilty to all five PSMV charges on 7 February, 2000. Sentenced by Judge Edward Cottingham under YOA to a term not to exceed six years.
Sentenced to six months on the DUS charge.
Two Counts of Use of a Vehicle Without Permission, two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, one count of Habitual Traffic Offender and one count of Grand Larceny.
Case heard on 6 August, 2002 in front of Judge Victor Rawl. The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed one PSMV, one UVWP and the grand larceny.
Wylder was sentenced to two four year sentences and one three year sentence. He was supposed to serve two years with the remainder suspended in favor of probation. Apparently Judge Rawl (now County Councilman) didn't bother to take Wylder's prior record into account when he was sentenced.
Six counts of Grand Larceny.
Pled guilty on 4 September, 2003 before Judge Daniel Pieper. The judge handed down a charge of four years on each charge (concurrent). Wylder had to serve eight months (time served) and was then given one year of probation. Judge Pieper failed to take Wylder's prior criminal history into account and handed him yet another break.
Five counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.
The 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed one grand larceny and one PSMV charge.
Wylder pled guilty to the remaining charges on 5 January, 2006 before Judge Roger Young, who handed down a sentence of ten years. Wylder was supposed to serve five years and then three years probation on each charge. Judge Young, as usual, set the sentences to run concurrently.
We know Wylder served less than two and half years of that five year sentence because he was arrested in July of 2008 for Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle.
He pled guilty to this charge on 26 August, 2009 before Judge Thomas Hughston who handed down a sentence of three years.
Wylder was charged with a probation violation on 24 February, 2009.
At the time he assumed room temperature Wylder had pending charges, as described in the capture below. Good police work by Officer Bailey and Officer Brown.
PWID Cocaine - $10,000 bond
Possession of Xanax - $25,000 bond
Here is the case filed by the City of North Charleston to seize the cash Wylder was carrying along with his drugs.
We don't know about you folks, but we say good riddance.