UNION — Two of four men charged in the 2012 shooting death of a Union teen were each sentenced to more than a decade in prison this week.
In August of 2012, Chadrick Harold Johnson, 23, 851 Cambridge St., Carlisle; Devonta Elemeshion Mobley, 20, 124 Lawrence St., Carlisle; Daveus Lamonte Boler, 18, 4879 English Avenue, Carlisle; and Danny Ray Gossett, 21, 208 Leroy Gossett Road, Union, were arrested and charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with murder, attempted murder, malicious injury, and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.
The four were charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Dequan Tyrone Jones who, along with a 20-year-old man, were shot in the Lukesville Road area of Buffalo around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2012. Jones died at Wallace Thomson Hospital a short time later while the second man, whose injuries were not life threatening, was treated and eventually released from the hospital.
Johnson was arrested the day of the shooting while Mobley was arrested on Aug. 24, 2012. Boler and Gossett were arrested at their homes on Aug. 29, 2012.
All four were denied bond by both a Union County Magistrate and by a Circuit Court judge and have been held in the Union County since being arrested.
During General Sessions Court this week, both Mobley and Johnson pleaded guilty before Judge Michael Nettles of Florence.
Mobley pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted murder, voluntary manslaughter, and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.
Nettles sentenced Mobley to 16 years in prison on the attempted murder charge, 16 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter charge, and 10 years in prison for discharging a firearm into a dwelling. The sentences are to run concurrently with credit for the time Mobley has already spent in jail.
Johnson pleaded guilty on Thursday to accessory after the fact of attempted murder and accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter.
Nettles sentenced Johnson to 12 years on the accessory after the fact of attempted murder and 12 years on the accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter charged. Those sentences will also run concurrently with credit for the time Johnson has already spent in jail.
Boler and Gossett are still being held in the Union County Jail as their cases have yet to come to trial.
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