Friday, May 25, 2012

Leonard Guinyard - Orangeburg

Leonard Guinyard tried to run from a traffic stop by an Orangeburg County deputy. Yeah right. Haha! He must have made it all of fifteen feet. We needed the laugh provided by that visual.

Guinyard had eight grams of crack cocaine in his hand when he was captured. Not very surprising, given his prior criminal history.

In 1994 Guinyard was charged with three counts of 2nd Degree Burglary and two counts of Grand Larceny. The 1st Circuit Solicitor allowed him to plead guilty to one grand larceny and one burglary charge and dismissed all of the others. Judge Pleicones sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act to a term not to exceed six years on each of the two charges.

Guinyard served less than two years because in 1997 he was charged with Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Two years later, in April of 1999 the 1st Circuit Solicitor lowered the charge to 1st Offense Possession of Crack Cocaine and Judge Shuler sentenced Guinyard to two years and a fine of $2000, suspended to a fine of $1000 and eighteen months probation.

In May of 2001 Guinyard was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Six months later he was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of receiving stolen goods. Judge Luke Brown sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to two years probation and one-hundred hours of public service.

In 2003 Guinyard was charged with PWID of Narcotics Other than Crack in Proximity of a School, Trafficking in Cocaine, Distribution of Crack Cocaine Near a School and Possession of Crack Cocaine.

The trafficking cocaine charge was reduced to possession of cocaine 2nd offense. He plead guilty to that charge and the possession of crack 1st offense. The other charges were dismissed. he was sentenced by Judge Breeden to three years with the additions treatment unit.

We don't think the treatment worked out very well for Leonard.

Isn't it amazing when we see repeat offenders sentenced to probation time after time, even though the offender has made it obvious that probation serves no purpose?

Are you pissed off yet? We are.

Jermaine Eric Halmon - Orangeburg

Jermaine Eric Halmon was instigating a domestic disturbance when he decided to fire a shotgun at his baby momma and her new beau.

We couldn't find a Facebook page for him, but we did find his previous arrest record in Orangeburg County. In 2001 he was arrested and charged with Murder. In 2003 he was allowed to plead guilty to Accessory After the Fact of Murder and was sentenced by Judge Cottingham to a term of five years, suspended on the service of the 406 days he spent in jail awaiting trial and one year of probation. The murder charge was dismissed.

In 2004 Halmon was charged with Assault & Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature. The case notes tell us the charge was remanded to another court. The only way that could happen was for the 1st Circuit Solicitor to agree to knock the charge down to Simple Assault and sent it down to a magistrate level court. There is no final disposition on the charge.

We are curious what type of bond and in what amount will be set on this repeat violent offender.

Antoine Orlando Singleton - Lady's Island

"Antoine Singleton" was arrested at his Lady's Island home after Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies observed him selling narcotics from the residence. A search warrant was obtained and crack cocaine and marijuana were found stored in his apartment.

There isn't anything of interest on his Facebook page, but he has a lot of the same friends as Octavia "Rypp" Scott and Desmond "Busta" Brown. That could just be coincidence.

We checked ten counties up and down the coastal area of South Carolina and the only arrest information we could find on Singleton was a 2002 charge of Altering a Lottery Ticket. He pled guilty to and was sentenced to the two days he had already served in jail.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blog News

In the next ten to twelve hours Charleston Thug Life will reach 750,000 hits. On to the next mileston - one million!!!

Waiting on More Info

Three ran from CCSO. If anyone wants to give us a jump on gathering information we could sure use the names of those thugs.

Arrest Made in Murder of Kiron Jenkins

After a hard day at work we saw on the news that an arrest had been made in the Berkeley County murder of Kiron Jenkins and more are expected. We discussed the case here. While it would be nice if the folks here at Charleston Thug Life and the friends and family of Kiron hadn't had to publicly shame all of those folks who witnessed the killing, we are happy that BCSO made progress on the case.

Detron Lamont Giles has been charged with murder.

Let's take a look at Giles' criminal history to see what type of person he is and whether or not this murder might have been prevented.

In 1997 Giles was charged Possession of Less Than One Gram of Cocaine Base (crack) and Purchase of Crack Cocaine Within Proximity of a School. The proximity charge was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor and the possession charge was remanded to a lower court. No final disposition is listed.

In December of 1999 Giles was charged with Possession of Narcotics (I,II,III) and Purchase of Controlled Substance Within Proximity of a School.  Both charges were dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

In July of 2000 Giles was charged with Possession of Narcotics (I,II,III), Purchase of Control Substance Within Proximity of a School, Possession of Crack Cocaine, and Purchase of Crack Cocaine Within Proximity of a School.

All of these charges were dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor after they had been allowed to pend for SIX YEARS.

In 2005 Giles was charged with Possession of Narcotics (I,II,II). He pled guilty in 2006 and was sentenced by Judge Lee to forty-four months, suspended in favor of four years on probation.


While on probation Giles was charged in 2007 with Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Even though he was already serving a four year probation, Judge Harrington took his guilty plea in 2009 and sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended in favor of three more years of probation.


Interesting side note - had Judge Harrington done her job and put this maggot thug in prison he wouldn't have been at The Zone shooting Kiron Jenkins the other night.

Just saying.

On 3 June, 2009 Giles was charged with that old Possession of Narcotics (I,II,III) again.

In August of 2009 he was charged with Possession of Cocaine.

The two charges above were handled together in court on 13 April, 2011. Giles pled guilty to both charges in front of Judge Roger Young.

Judge Young sentenced Giles to nine months on each charge, with each sentence to run concurrently. In addition each sentence would run concurrent with a probation violation. As a result of this sad example of sentencing Giles was out of jail by the end of 2011. He was free to resume his drug dealing and he was free murder Kiron Jenkins.

It is our opinion that at least two judges, Harrington and Young, the 9th Circuit Solicitor, Scarlett Wilson, and any member of her Berkeley County contingent who dismissed charges or agreed to plea deals with Giles are partly responsible for the death of Kiron Jenkins.

Given the evidence we have presented here, we feel safe in declaring Berkeley County the safest place in the Lowcountry to establish a narcotics business. You may get arrested a few times, but the lawyers and judges will do their best to support your enterprise by making sure you don't go to prison.

We are starting to wonder if we are profiling the wrong thugs.

Is anyone out there pissed off yet? We are.

Justin Bussman - Fugitive

North Charleston Police have done another excellent job and identified the drug addict/dealer who held up the Walgreens Pharmacy at Dorchester Road and Ashley Phosphate Road a few days ago. He is identified as Justin Bussman. We can't find a criminal history on Bussman in any of the surrounding counties, but this is obviously a mugshot.

If you see this ginger ass-clown call your local police in to round him up. Maybe he will get to ride the lightning before being carted off to the pokey.

Travis Malone Hoard & Dishon Donita President

Travis Malone Hoard of Thornton Drive in Summerville was arrested by Charleston Police and charged with a three day crime spree. Hoard and his partner, Dishon Donita President, were charged with multiple counts of breaking into a vehicle and larceny. They were identified after fleeing from CPD in a vehicle. CPD officers aren't allowed to chase criminal who refuse to stop, so they had to find the suspect's vehicle after it was abandoned. Officers recovered evidence of the crimes and items that led to identification of the suspects.

Travis Hoard is still on the run. If you see him, call your local law enforcement agency.

Dishon Donita President
Travis Malone Hoard

The Dorchester County search index is down at the moment so we don't what these fellows have on file there. Let's go with Charleston County for now.

Hoard was born in 1992 and he started his criminal record off with a bang. North Charleston Police charged him on 14 March, 2010 with  Possession of a Stolen Pistol, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, PWID Cocaine and PWID Cocaine Within Proximity of a School.

Let's review what the 9th Circuit Solicitor has done with these charges to day.

Possession of a Stolen Pistol - Dismissed
PWID Proximity of a School - Dismissed
Unlawful Possession of a Pistol - Dismissed

The charge of PWID Cocaine has been altered to 1st Offense Possession of Cocaine and is still pending after more than two years.

Hoard was pled guilty carrying a concealed weapon and was sentenced by Judge Markley Dennis to six months, suspended in favor of one year of probation.

Who are you folks in Charleston and Berkeley Counties planning to vote for in the next election for Solicitor?

Dishon Donita President was born in 1991 and hails from Oakhaven Drive in North Charleston. We believe that is located in Wescott Plantation. President only has one charge so far in Charleston County. In 2009 he was charged with 1st Offense Possession of Marijuana by CCSO. Judge Ganaway found him guilty and sentenced him to a standard time payment of $570.

If we find time we will try to update this post if the Dorchester County index comes back online and we find additional information.