Saturday, June 2, 2012

We Are Very Sorry

We apologize for the dearth of postings of late, but this time of year in particular is very busy for most of us. We will get back at it as soon as things get freed up a bit. It was nice to be ahead of the game with regard to calling Crunch as the shoota before he was arrested. :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Parkboy Krunch - Da Shoota?

According to the scuttlebutt on Thugbook and the Ghetto News Network a fellow going by the name of "Parkboy Krunch" is the shooter who killed Demetrius Robinson. Krunch is part of the crew from the Liberty Park neighborhood of North Charleston, which is adjacent to Russeldale.

Parkboy Krunch

There may even have been a witness to the shooting.

As near as we can determine from the ghetto speak Jamyia's sister was engaged in a beef with Krunch's girlfriend. Krunch hit Jamyia's sister. Robinson allegedly tried to calm the situation down, but Krunch was pissed about someone shooting up his car. Krunch then shot Robinson four times.

Jamyia seems to waffle a bit in other posts, claiming she didn't get a chance to see her uncle to say goodbye. We are sure the truth lies somewhere in between.

We found it curious that the mother of another murdered thug put up a Facebook post cautioning everyone to keep quiet about what happened. Another example of family members supporting the illegal and reckless behavior of these thugs.

The North Charleston Police Department has one of the best investigative units around so we are pretty sure none of this is news to them.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Demetrius Robinson - Dead Right There

Demetrius Robinson, also known as "Dale Boy Meechie" was shot Dead Right There on Delta Street earlier today. Meechie was on our list of about forty thugs pending profile here on Charleston Thug Life. We have noticed that the last few Dead Right There thugs have been in the pending file. Maybe we should add some more?

We can view the following evidence, prior to examining Robinson's criminal record, and guess why he was involved in gun play.

Robinson's adult criminal record began in August of 2010 when he was arrested for Armed Robbery and Possession of a Weapon During a Crime. Judge Bligen set his bonds at $50,000 and $15,000 respectively. Two years later the charges were still pending when Robinson was killed.

In September of 2011 Robinson was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary. The charge was dismissed without comment on 21 May, 2012 by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

This past January Robinson was charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and 1st Offense Possession of Crack Cocaine. Judge Baldwin set her usual bond of $5,000 for each charge. It looks like Baldwin has decided to lower the bar for the most ridiculous bonds previously set by Judge Lombard.

Well, there you have it folks. Another Dead Right There drug dealing, criminal thug. We are still waiting for the name of the other thug injured in this incident. Rest assured we will conduct our usual thorough analysis of the arrest records of all involved. You won't find them in the media reports, so check back every day to stay up to date.

Joshua LaChance

"Joshua LaChance" was arrested this week by Charleston Police as the result of a traffic stop. During the course of the stop LaChance was found to be in possession of a firearm with the serial number obliterated and marijuana.

He hails from Summerville, but the Dorchester County records site is down at the moment. This wasn't LaChance's first time in handcuffs in Charleston County, though. In January of 2009 he was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Open Container and Underage Possession of Alcohol. There is no status on any of these charges.

In September of 2009 he was charged a second time with Possession of Marijuana. No status is provided.

This time around Lachance was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Pistol, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, PWID Marijuana. Judge Baldwin set bond on each of the weapon charges at $5,000.

Scarlett Wilson Folds

We received a few e-mails asking us to address an injustice. The 'wrong' in question was directed at Dominique Barr when he was arrested for shooting an off-duty Moncks Corner police officer in May of 2011. Some are enraged that a solicitor from Scarlett Wilson's Berkeley County office forgot to tell the defense attorney charges were dismissed a few months ago. We are enraged the charges were dropped in the first place.

The only injustice we can find here is that, in fact, the charges were dropped by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

This incident happened after a traffic accident. Barr allegedly fled from the scene and was pursued by the off-duty officer who witnessed the wreck. Shots were fired by the fleeing suspect and we seem to recall the officer was hit in the leg or foot. (?)

According to our sources, Barr was identified by his girlfriend, who remained in the vehicle when he fled the scene. He was arrested a short time later wearing the same clothing described by the off-duty officer and witnesses. One would assume the officer who was pursuing him was also able to identify him.

Based on the news stories, the 9th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charges because DNA on the firearm (?) either did not come back to Barr or there was no DNA found. Listen folks, in spite of what those crappy television dramas would have you believe, DNA is NOT the be all, end all when it comes to evidence. If it was you wouldn't have high powered attorneys like Barry Scheck decrying it as a faulty science in the O.J. Simpson case, then doing a one-eighty and praising the science every time his "Innocence Project" uses it to free a convicted felon.

We believe this is just another example of why the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office needs a huge change when it comes time to elect someone to the office. Rather than fight the good fight the office folded, in spite of all the other evidence in the case, when the DNA didn't go their way.

Richard Dara Simmons

The Charleston Police Department is searching for Richard Dara Simmons. He is wanted for assaulting someone at Romney and Nassau Streets this past Tuesday. Help them out if you can.

Simmons is only seventeen so there is no adult record for him in the case search sites. There is a Richard Dara Simmons on Poplar Street with a prior conviction for Assault & Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature. Like father like son.

Devon Dantrell Garrett

"Devon Garrett" has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of "DeAngelo Big-d Vandross". Charleston Thug Life broke the news of that shooting twenty-four hours before the local media caught on to it.

Like the other thugs profiled here, Devon has a violent criminal history. He also has a history of judges letting him off easy.

In May of 2000 Garrett was charged with 1st Offense Possession of Crack Cocaine. He pled guilty on 4 May, 2001 and was sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act by Judge Paula Thomas to a term not to exceed five years. This sentence was to run concurrently with the sentence for the robbery charge below.

In August of 2001 Garrett picked up two charges of  Armed Robbery and a charge for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The 9th Circuit Solicitor allowed him to plead the armed robbery charges down to strong arm robbery. One sentence was set for a term not to exceed six years and restitution   in the amount of $355.60. The sentence on the second charge was set at thirteen years, suspended on time served of 262 days and four years probation. The firearm charge was dismissed with the notation that general sessions court did not have jurisdiction. This is news to us.

In September of 2003 Garrett was charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol. He went to court in April of 2005 and pled guilty to both charges. Judge Hughston sentenced Garret to 90 days time served on each charge and order him to forfeit his firearm.

We find it curious that in spite of the four year probation Garrett was never pulled in and violated for the 2003 charges. We don't see a violation until October of 2007. There is no status listed and we don't know what the violation was for.

August of 2010 Garrett was charged with another violation of probation. Again, no status is listed.

Garrett's latest charges are Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. Judge Lombard wasn't able to set bond on the attempted murder charge, but she set a bond $100,000 on the weapon charge. At first we thought that might have been a typographical error, but then we got to thinking maybe the pressure of having her low bonds featured here for public consumption, combined with pressure from citizens, might have helped set Judge Lombard back on the correct path. We will see.