A Saluda woman was sentenced to 30-years in prison during the two-week term of Saluda County General Sessions Court that ended last week.
Aretha Y. Rosser pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the June 23, 2011, death of her husband, Tony Rosser. Mrs. Rosser ran over her husband in her vehicle near their home in the Town of Saluda, then left the scene. She turned herself in later that day.
Judge R. Markley Dennis Jr. presided over the first week of court, and the Honorable Thomas A. Russo, making his first appearance in Saluda, presided over the second.
The term also featured two more lengthy sentences.
Allen A. Rauch was sentenced to 17 years on separate counts of armed robbery and kidnapping, and five years for possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.
Tommie Jefferson Pace, charged with Burglary 1st, was sentenced to 22 years, and upon service of 15 years, the sentenced suspended to five years probation. Pace was also sentenced to five years for grand larceny.
Others sentenced on guilty pleas are as follows:
Jose Benitez, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, seven days.
Arica Aleen Million Berry, possession of methamphetamines, 18 months, upon service of 20 days, suspended to one year probation.
Jacob Andrew Boatwright, failure to stop for a blue light, Youthful Offender Act (YOA), not to exceed three years, suspended to $750, two years probation; Assault and Battery 2nd, three days.
Aaron Levi Bryant, resisting arrest, nine months, suspended to one year probation.
Malcolm Jawarner Brunson, failure to stop of a blue light, 90 days.
Antonio Qushad Burt, strong armed robbery, YOA not to exceed 6 years, nine suspended to five years probation.
Pedro G. Chavez, possession of crack cocaine, 30 days.
Charles Smith Coleman, use of vehicle without owner’s permission, 90 days.
Timothy Erving, forgery, three months, upon service of 60 days, suspended to two years probation.
James F. Fink, Jr., Burglary 2nd, five years, upon service of 190 days, suspended to 18 months probation.
Justin Andre Gantt, Burglary 2nd (non-violent), YOA not to exceed six years, suspended to four years probation.
David Tyrick Garvin, YOA not to exceed six years, upon service of five months, suspended to five years probation.
Richard Allen Gentry, Jr., resisting arrest, 275 days; possession of stolen lottery tickets, five years; failure to stop for a blue light, three years.
Victor Anthony Jones, Strong Armed Robbery - Common Law, five years.
Eddie Laverne Lee, use of vehicle without owner’s permission, 90 days.
Milliken A. Matthews, resisting arrest, one years, upon service of three days, suspended to 18 months probation; failure to stop for a blue light, three years, upon service of three days, suspended to 18 months probation.
Rakeem Cortez McCoy, possession of crack cocaine 1st, three years, suspended to two years probation.
Christopher Shaw McGuire, manufacturing marijuana first offense, six months.
Robert Leon Rish, grand larceny, five years, upon service of two days, suspended to 18 months probation.
Akeem Rashaad Robinson, attempted armed robbery, 6 years.
Freddie Etheredge Robinson, five years.
Christopher Kendall Shamble, resisting arrest, 60 days.
Stephen Sylvester Smith, failure to stop for a blue light, 90 days, upon service of 14 days, suspended to one year probation.
George Thomas Williams, manufacturing methamphetamines, 12 years, suspended to four years probation.
Lester Lloyd Williams, DUI II, one year and $2100, upon five days and $1100, suspended to five years probation.