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Gut Check


James Anthony Cooper, a serial burglar, decided to do a gut check last night as officers were attempting to serve arrest warrants for burglary charges. Cooper was armed with a knife when he attacked and cut a CCSO deputy. Cooper’s gut check resulted in a gut shot when an NCPD officer shot him in the abdomen for his trouble. You won’t be hearing much about this shooting though. Can you guess why?






What do you folks say we conduct a review of Cooper’s criminal history. When we are done you can tell us in the comments who you think might be directly responsible for the fact that Cooper was still on the street.


1997 Charges (Charleston County):

Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol - Plead guilty. Sentenced by Judge Sidney Floyd to 3 months or $400.

Possession of Crack Cocaine - Dismissed.








2001 Charges (Charleston County):


Two (2) counts of 1st Degree Burglary - Reduced to two (2) counts of 3rd Degree Burglary by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced by Judge Victor Rawl to 190 days time served on each.

Possession of Burglary Tools - Plead guilty. 190 days time served.

Two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Burglary - Plead guilty. Sentenced to 10 years, suspended in favor of 5 years probation.

Grand Larceny - Plead guilty. Sentenced to 5 years, concurrent with a sentence from 2002 and a probation revocation.

2nd Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

Two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Burglary - Reduced to two (2) counts of 3rd Degree Burglary by the 9th Circuit Solicitor. Sentenced to five years on each, concurrent all sentences from 2001 and 2002.

2nd Degree Burglary - Plead guilty, sentenced to 10 years.










2002 Charges (Charleston County):

2nd Degree Burglary - Plead guilty. Sentenced to 10 years.







This serial burglar was back in business in 2008.


2008 Charges (Charleston County):

2nd Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

Seven (7) counts of 2nd Degree Burglary - Plead guilty. Sentenced by Judge Roger Young to 15 years, suspended in favor of 5 years of probation on each, concurrent, of course.

Possession of Crack Cocaine - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

Two (2) counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.









2012 Charges (Charleston County):

Two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor, even though they managed to get his bond revoked after Cooper was arrested again in 2013.








2013 Charges (Berkeley County):

1st Degree Burglary - Dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.

2nd Degree Burglary - Plead guilty. Sentenced by Judge Deadra Jefferson to 15 years, suspended after 3 years with probation for 5 years.









2013 Charges (Charleston County):

Six (6) counts of 2nd Degree Burglary - Same sentence as above from Judge Deadra Jefferson on each charge, concurrent, of course.







Sentenced to do at least 3 years in November of 2013 and here we are in May of 2015 and Cooper is identified by fingerprints in a burglary at a day spa on Dorchester Road in North Charleston.

34 total general sessions court charges since 1997, 8 of those were dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor and 2 were reduced. Even with that record, Cooper has not seen any significant prison time.


Who do you folks think are to blame for our crime problem? Come on, don’t be shy.





  1. What is the solicitors response when asked about this>

  2. Cooper has really learned a lesson, hasn’t he? And with respect to Wilson and our legislative elected bench warmers, they are all doing such a fine and outstanding job keeping out community safe from these thugs, we should be bowed down before them in honor. Yes sir, the legal system is so far out of order, it needs to be recognized and presented at the main entrance to the 9th Judicial Circuit courthouse with an “Atta Boy” citizens award for the best dysfunctional system in the entire nation. Meanwhile, got to justify all those jobs over at Probation and Parole, right? Better be building larger jails and more prisons. The future is not looking good at all for the Charleston tri-county area. Aside from that, Judge Rawl was always too easy on defendants; unless he was pressured by other attorneys from outside the prosecutors office. I am surprised he was never removed from the bench. But then, thats how bad and unethical the system was in his day. Pretty much a cesspool, like it still is even today. It saddens me to know that our LEOs have to deal with these people both on the street … and with those in the court system. With the right people prosecuting and sitting in judgment, maybe one day our community might be safe again.

  3. He is not going to change. And the judges aren’t either. He will continue to steal and will probably sue and win for getting shot. Pathetic.

    • He’s dead.

  4. Scarlett Wilson continues to prove that she is a joke. I can’t wait for the next election. Lucky for us, this idiot can’t commit anymore crimes since he has now achieved DRT status.

  5. So I guess he died. So he won’t continue his stealing career.

  6. The legal system does a crappy job of “protect and serve” when there is no proper punishment.
    If a Judge, solicitor, or police officer had been robbed this p.o.s. Would be rotting in a cell.
    Time to fire and retire this crew the are in cahoots.

  7. Useless pieces of trash come in all colors. They all deserve the same SEVERE treatment. They don’t receive it in our criminal justice system though, unfortunately.

  8. Why do they keep letting him out? The first offense, okay. Leave it up to the judge, and if the judge thinks the perp should be on probation, then that’s that. Second set of offenses, not so much. The perp has proven that he can’t be trusted outside - he steals things, and he’s not too bright. But somehow, the judge doesn’t see it that way and lets him out. So he steals again. You’d think he’d learn enough so as not to get caught, but that isn’t what happens. Is he retarded? Seriously, is he?

    Then he makes his last mistake, bringing a knife to a gun fight, and that’s all she wrote. RIP James Anthony Cooper. I’ll cut the ropes to the coffin if needed.

    I’m sorry that the police officer was injured, and I’m sorry that the officer had to shoot Cooper. I understand it’s traumatic for an officer to shoot and kill a scumbag. I’m sorry for Cooper’s mother, as she has to bury a son and that’s a tragedy that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Still, the Great Unwashed doesn’t have to worry about Cooper anymore, and that’s a good thing.

  9. Sarcasm mode:on

    Man, wait until #Aryanlivesmatter hears about this!

    Sarcasm mode:off

  10. Spoke with someone who is friends with his wife. She said that he called his lawyer the night he was shot and told the lawyer to tell the cops he would turn himself in the next morning. She also says that they didn’t have a warrant, they waited there 3 hours with his body upstairs before moving it because they didn’t have the warrant signed at that time. She says he never even had a knife, and that the officer was never cut on his hand…….

    • Yeah, okay. We will see how that plays out.


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