A couple more shooters were arrested over the holiday weekend. Let’s talk about them.
First up is Jared Meade. The story is Meade allegedly shot at a newspaper delivery guy early Friday morning after telling him to “stop driving crazy”. News reports are inaccurate however. Meade was in fact charged with two counts of Attempted Murder because there were two people in the vehicle he shot at. He was also charged with Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime. His total bond was set at $110,000.
Meade has a criminal history dating back to 1996 when he lived in the Dorchester County neighborhood of Hunters Ridge Lane off of Ashley Phosphate Road.
2nd Degree Lynching - Pled guilty. Sentenced by Judge Rodney Peeples to 30 days, suspended in favor of 18 months probation.
This sentence seems a bit ridiculous at first, but this charge was rolled into a plea deal with charges from 1997. Keep reading.
Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun - Pled guilty. Sentenced to a YOA term not to exceed 6 years, suspended in favor of 18 months of probation.
Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol - Pled guilty. Sentenced to 52 days time served.
Unlawful Use of a Telephone - Pled guilty. Sentenced by Judge Luke Brown to 2 years, suspended in favor of 5 years probation.
CDVHAN - Pled guilty to Assault & Battery of a High & Aggravated Nature. Sentenced by Judge Diane Goodstein to 10 years suspended in favor of 7 years probation, even though Meade was already on probation when he committed this offense.
We know you folks are not counting on the 9th Circuit to handle this repeat violent offender any differently than the 1st Circuit did.
Our next shooter hit his victim in the leg with a round on Friday night. The shooting occurred near the Kent Street residence of Rhajon Sanders. He told police he shot the victim because he perceived the victim was challenging him and had a gun. Sanders has no adult general sessions criminal history we could find. His total bond was set at $30,000 and he was released Saturday evening.
On Saturday night authorities arrested Akiem Fredericks of Ladson outside of “Bossez”, a problem club on St. Johns Avenue in North Charleston. Fredericks had not shot anyone…..yet. He was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm. Total bond was set at $60,000 and Fredericks was released that same afternoon.
At the time of this latest arrest, Fredericks was free on bond on gun and drug charges from 2013.
Let’s take a peek at his criminal history.
Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Reduced to Use of a Vehicle Without Permission by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced by Judge Roger Young to 1 year, suspended in favor of 6 months of probation, with credit for 61 days time served.
As you can see from the record, Fredericks only served 1 day before making bond. 1 day = 61 days in the courts of the 9th Circuit. Good to know.
2013 Charges - Pending:
Trafficking Crack - Free on a $50,000 bond.
Unlawful Possession of a Pistol - Free on a $25,000 bond.
Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime (drug trafficking) - Free on a $25,000 bond.
Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Pistol - Free on a $25,000 bond.
Now, if you were just reviewing charges in the public court database you would think Fredericks’ criminal history was rather short. He has actually been a frequent recipient of the Solicitors Protection Act and has had quite a few charges dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor and removed from public view. None of the general sessions court charges listed below show up in the public database under any spelling variant of his name.
In February of 2014 Fredericks was charged by NCPD with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and released on a $10,000 bond. This charge does not appear in the public database.
In 2011 he was charged by CCSO with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and 2nd Degree Burglary. These charges do not appear in the public database.
In 2010 Fredericks was charged with Possession of Cocaine. This charge does not appear in the public database.
In 2009 Fredericks was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary. This charge does not appear in the public database.
In 2008 he was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary. This charge does not appear in the public database.
For those of you who haven’t followed CTL for very long, the Solicitors Protection Act is the name we gave to a series of statutory changes backed by Paul Thurmond, a friend and former employee of 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, which call for charges dismissed by solicitors to be removed from the public view. This legislation was put forth after CTL started hammering away at various solicitors, with particular emphasis on the 9th Circuit Solicitor. The purpose of such legislation is to prevent you, the voting public, from doing your own research and realizing your elected prosecutor is not doing the job you elected them to do. Thus the term “Solicitors Protection Act”.
Elections have consequences, folks.