Murder in the Burbs
A woman was shot in the head at about 2:45 a.m. Monday morning at a home on Flyway Road in Summerville in the Drakesborough neighborhood. The victim has been identified as 33 year old Traashia Clair Gillespie. Some citizens on social media are reporting a male subject calmly exited the home after the shooting and made his getaway.
Some are speculating this murder might be domestic related while others seem to think it may have something to do with a pending charge of Trafficking Marijuana that Gillespie picked up in December 2014. She was free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond at the time of her death.
Gillespie seemed to have an easy time with bond judges throughout her criminal career. Almost every time she was arrested she was released on personal recognizance bonds. She had quite a few prior charges in magistrate’s court for things like false info to police and fraudulent checks, as well as general sessions court history in Charleston County.
Misprision of a Felony - Plead guilty. Sentenced by Judge Edward Cottingham to 6 years, suspended in favor of 4 years probation.
Two (2) counts of Identify Fraud - Plead guilty. Sentenced by Judge Deadra Jefferson to a YOA term not to exceed 6 years with all sentences from these charges and charges from 2003 to be served concurrent with the probation revocation.
Possession of a Stolen Vehicle - Plead guilty. Sentenced to a YOA term not to exceed 5 years, concurrent with the above sentences.
Forgery - Plead guilty. Same sentence as above.
Forgery - Plead guilty. Sentenced by Judge J.C. Nicholson to 5 years, suspended in favor of 5 years probation.
Financial Transaction Card Fraud - Plead guilty. Same sentence as above.
Breach of Trust (theft) $1000 to $5000 - Reduced to Breach of Trust less than $1000 by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced to 30 days, suspended in favor of the probation from the previous convictions and a conviction on a 2007 charge by Judge Thomas “Felon’s Friend” Hughston.
Financial Transaction Card Fraud - Plead guilty. Sentenced by the Felon’s Friend to 5 years, suspended in favor of 5 years probation because all that probation worked out so well in the past.
We will be watching to see who gets rounded up and charged with Gillespie’s murder.