Michael Nickens - Again
When we last featured thug Michael Nickens he had been pepper sprayed while robbing a woman at gunpoint in downtown Charleston. In that article we gave you a rundown on exactly who was responsible for the fact that Nickens was roaming the streets of Charleston and victimizing decent folks. We suggest you revisit that piece and refresh your memory. You folks who thought his criminal career would be hampered by that charge of Armed Robbery should have known better.
Nickens was charged with the August 2nd robbery and severe beating of a woman on King Street. According to social media postings the victim was beaten so badly her cheeks were crushed and she suffered bleeding on the brain.
There are a few variations of the story floating around.
Social media postings of friends indicate three black males were involved in the attack on this white female. The suspects are said to have pulled up in a car as the victim was trying to get a cab. The suspects jumped out and yelled obscenities at the victim before attacking her, throwing her to the ground, beating her severely and stealing her purse.
Other reports only mention Nickens as being involved.
The useless bystanders who stood around watched this violent assault and made no effort to help the victim should be ashamed of themselves.
Of course, none of the local media is reporting the real facts of this case. Their story is that Nickens simply threw the victim to the ground. They don’t mention the beating of the victim. Some have chosen not to cover the story at all. Once again we see selective reporting due to racial factors.
Let’s review what Nickens has been up to since 2014.
In February of 2014 Nickens was charged with a probation violation. He was released on March 10th, 2014 after Judge Thomas “Felon’s Friend” Hughston set a $10,000 bond, despite his previous criminal history.
The charge is still pending.
On April 3rd, 2014 Nickens robbed a female at gunpoint. He was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime and given a high bond. In November of 2014 Judge Roger Young reduced that bond to a total of $2,000 on November 14th and Nickens was released from jail.
The charges are still pending.
In January of 2015 Nickens was charged with 2nd Offense Criminal Domestic Violence. In February Judge Linda Lombard reduced his bond to $20,000. Nickens was released in early March.
This charge is still pending.
On June 25th Nickens was charged with Assault on Police While Resisting Arrest. He assaulted the police officer arresting him for driving under suspension. Judge Priscilla Baldwin gave this serial violent offender a $10,000 bond and he was released on the same day.
This charge is still pending.
A few days later Nickens was arrested again and charged with the felony of Property Crime Enhancement. Judge McCoy set a bond of $15,000 and Nickens was released on July 7th.
Less than a month later Nickens was beating and robbing another woman downtown.
Since being locked up on August 3rd Nickens has been charged with an additional count of Strong Armed Robbery and 1st Degree Assault & Battery. He was given a total bond of $175,000 on those charges by Judge Roger Young. Warrants were also served for 3rd Degree Criminal Domestic Violence and another as yet undetermined charge.
As we said in our earlier article, it certainly is a good thing for the taxpayers of Charleston County that none of Nickens’ victims can sue the solicitor or any of the judges for failing to do their jobs and put Nickens behind bars for good.