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Northwoods Boulevard Shooting

If you haven’t had occasion to visit a local hotel of late you might be surprised to find that many of the rooms are rented to local drug dealers and thugs who use them to conduct business and party. Something like that was apparently going at the Hawthorne Suites on Northwoods Boulevard on 19 January. Four thugs met four other thugs there and the lead flew. No one was actually shot so the ‘regular’ media didn’t think the incident was important enough to tell you about.

Three of the four suspects haven’t even graduated high school, but appear to be well on their way to criminal college with full scholarships under the tutelage of an older, more experienced thug.

We have already profiled Stall High School wrestler Davin Aiken, who was released on bond on 8 February. He was charged with four counts of attempted murder. He managed to come up with enough money to make his $400,000 bond.

We first profiled Devin Walker on 29 January, and exposed his confidence in his ability to beat his charges earlier today. He paid a $250,000 bond.

Also charged in the incident was Stall High School football player/wrestler “Theodore Swaggout Holmes“, of 4325-A Leslie Street in North Charleston. His full name is Theodore Jarod Holmes, Jr. He managed to come up with his $200,000 bond.

Judge Baldwin decided the defendants can’t hang out with one another as a condition of the bonds. Does anyone seriously think Probation and Parole has the time or the funds to monitor that? Maybe local law enforcement will step in and provide some assistance.

We suppose communicating via Thugbook is fine, though.

We are curious about the outcome of the school board hearing.

Liljack Neil Darippa“, real name Alonzo Brown has been featured in these pages a few times. It would appear he is telling us someone named Stephon might have been a target and Stephon is a bitch.

At the time of the shooting these three were hanging out with Mark Laverd Swinton. His co-defendants refer to him by the moniker “Psycho”. Swinton claims to reside at 1628 Mole Lane in North Charleston. For those unfamiliar with the address, Mole Lane is a dead end street which runs off of Sumner Avenue and has always been known among residents of North Charleston as an area plagued with copious amounts of drug trafficking.

Based on his charges it sounds like Swinton was the main trigger puller or the only one actually caught with a firearm. He was charged with four counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime, Possession of a Pistol by a Prohibited Person and Possession of a Stolen Pistol. He was given bonds totaling $610,000 and is the only defendant still incarcerated.

So, to sum it up - the three young men above with minimal criminal histories due to their age, were running around an area hotel with a violent career criminal nicknamed “Psycho”, who is a known drug dealer and was carrying a stolen firearm. Good choices, fellows. Yep, those three are probably completely innocent.

Let’s review the remainder of Swinton’s criminal history in Charleston County.

2004 Charges:

Distribution of Crack - Pled guilty to the lesser offense of Distribution of Cocaine before Judge Pieper in March of 2005. Sentenced under the YOA to a term not to exceed six years, suspended in favor of two years of probation.

Distribution of Cocaine Near a School - Pled guilty - same sentence as above. Concurrent.

PWID Crack - dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

2005 Charges:

After being sentenced to probation by Judge Pieper, Swinton was charged with Distribution of Crack again. He was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of Possession of Cocaine by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Judge Hughston sentenced him to 156 days time served.

Swinton was also charged with a probation violation.

2007 Charges:

Distribution of Crack (3rd time he’s been charged with this) - the 9th Circuit Solicitor allowed him to plead guilty to a lesser charge of Possession of Crack 2nd Offense. Sentenced to 90 days by Judge R. Markley “Criminal Coddler” Dennis.

PWID Near a School - dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor

Another Possession of Crack - dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor

 2010 Charges:

Attempted Armed Robbery and Assault & Battery With Intent to Kill - dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

2011 Charges:

Three counts of 3rd Degree Assault & Battery - found guilty and sentenced to 30 days on each charge by Judge David Coker. So far, this is the only meaningful time Swinton has done.

Two counts of Throwing Bodily Fluids on jailers - dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor who didn’t think it was too serious.

Interference with an Alarm Box - dismissed at the preliminary hearing by Judge Gosnell.

2012 Charges:

Two more counts of Throwing Bodily Fluids by Prisoner - Pled guilty before Judge Thomas “the Felon’s Friend” Hughston on 4 September, 2012. Sentenced to three years in prison on each charge - concurrent, of course.

This latest sentence is indicative of what is wrong with our system. Sentenced to three years in prison just five short months ago and already running loose shooting up the city. We aren’t sure if he was actually in jail the entire time he was awaiting trial because the Charleston County Clerk apparently doesn’t think it is to important to update bond information on a regular basis. You citizens already know too much about what is going on anyway.

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