Deputy Solicitor Suzanne Mayes

Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years for role in Lexington County Homicide

Mathia Chambers, 22, of Richland County, has been sentenced to thirty (30) years in prison for his role in a shooting death which occurred at an apartment complex near 200 Berryhill Road in the St. Andrews area of Lexington County. The sentence was recently imposed in Lexington County General Sessions Court following Chambers’ guilty plea […]

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Lexington County man sentenced to 80 years for attempted rape of 3-year-old

Johnathan David Johnson, 33, pled guilty to one count of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor and one count of First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Thursday, in Lexington County General Sessions Court.  There were no plea negotiations or recommendations made in this case. Circuit Court Judge Lawton McIntosh sentenced Johnson to […]

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Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 21 Years in Lexington County

From Suzanne Mayes – 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office – Joseph Wade Bernier, a 42 year old Chapin man, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison following his guilty plea in Lexington County for Trafficking Methamphetamine, 10 to 28 grams, Second Offense. Bernier also pled guilty to Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime; […]

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Gang Member Sentenced to 35 Years in connection to Lexington County Murder

Correy T. Brown, 24, of Columbia, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in a shooting death which occurred at an apartment complex near 200 Berryhill Road in the St. Andrews area of Lexington County. The sentence was imposed this week in Lexington County General Sessions Court following Brown’s guilty plea […]

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Man gets 2 life sentences for sex crimes committed against a 9-year-old

Michael Thomas Dyer, 48, has received the maximum sentence for two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – First Degree. He was sentenced after a trial for the ongoing sexual abuse of a child under the age of eleven. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Walton J. McLeod IV, imposed two Life sentences on […]

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