Orangeburg man guilty of trying to kill officers
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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An Orangeburg man will spend 20 years in state prison for trying to kill two Cayce police officers. After that, he’ll spend an additional 10 years in federal prison.
After that, he’ll spend an additional 10 years in federal prison. Eugene Jonathon James, 23, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the Lexington County Courthouse to two counts of attempted murder and one count each of failure to stop for blue lights, possession of a stolen pistol, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony, possession of a stolen vehicle and speeding, according to the office of S. C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. Circuit Judge Debra R.
Federal law prohibits James from possessing firearms and ammunition based upon an April 2017 conviction in Orangeburg for third-degree burglary. Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced James under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to two years of probation. At the time of the Cayce incident, James was also out on bond for unrelated armed robbery and weapon charges stemming from a March 2017 incident in Richland County. During the sentencing hearing on the federal charge, the court heard from one of the officers who was shot and from the officer’s wife. His wife said, “As a law enforcement officer’s spouse, we know the risks our loved ones take when they strap on their body armor and kiss us on the way out of the door.