UNION — The last two of the four men charged in the 2012 shooting death of a Union teen have been sentenced to prison.
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.
The four were denied bond by both a Union County Magistrate and by a Circuit Court judge and remained in the Union County Jail until their cases could be brought to trial.
On Thursday, Boler, now 20, and Gossett, now 23, pleaded guilty in General Sessions Court before Judge Donald Hocker of Laurens.
Boler pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, attempted murder, and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.
Hocker sentenced Boler to 15 years on the voluntary manslaughter charge, 15 years on the attempted murder charge, and eight years on the charge of discharging a firearm into a dwelling.
Gossett pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter and accessory after the fact of attempted murder.
Hocker sentenced Gossett to eight years on the accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter charge and eight years on the accessory after the fact of attempted murder charge.
All of Boler and Gosett’s sentences will run concurrently and each were given credit for the 470 days they’ve spent in the Union County Jail.
Johnson and Mobley are already in prison after pleading guilty and being sentenced during the November session of General Sessions Court.
Mobley pleaded guilty to attempted murder, voluntary manslaughter, and discharging a firearm into a dwelling. He was sentenced to 16 years on the attempted murder charge, 16 years on the voluntary manslaughter charge, and 10 years on the discharging a firearm into a dwelling charge.
Johnson pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of attempted murder and accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 12 years on the accessory after the fact of attempted murder charge and 12 years on the accessory after the fact of voluntary manslaughter charge.
As in the case of Boler and Gossett, Mobley and Johnson’s sentences are also concurrent and they were both given credit for time served.
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