Michael Nickens decided to rob a woman at gunpoint in downtown Charleston this morning. He caught a face full of pepper spray for his trouble, but still managed to get away with the victim’s purse. The felon with the face on fire was captured a short time later by CPD. Too bad solicitors and judges have qualified immunity and can’t be sued for the poor decisions they make which ultimately lead to other people being victimized. Let’s run it down, because the media certainly won’t tell you.
2007 & 2008 Charges rolled into one plea deal:
B&E Motor Vehicle - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Strong Arm Robbery - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
Grand Larceny > $5000 - Pled guilty. Sentenced by Judge Deadra Jefferson under YOA to a term not to exceed five years.
2010, 2011 & 2012 Charges all rolled into one plea deal:
Pointing & Presenting a Firearm - Reduced to Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced by Judge Thomas “Felon’s Friend” Hughston to one year.
Distribution of Crack Cocaine - Reduced to Possession of Crack by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced to one year, concurrent.
Strong Arm Robbery - Pled guilty. Sentenced to two years, concurrent.
Violation of probation - Pending - free on $10,000 bond when he committed this latest armed robbery.
It probably is a great thing for taxpayers that victims can’t sue the solicitor or the judge in Charleston County. The county would be flat broke. In fact, it would be in very deep hole.
Remember folks, elections have consequences.