Donald Allen Canupp, 23, of 275 Lockhart Drive pleaded guilty to use of a firearm in a criminally negligent manner.
Circuit Judge Edward Miller of Greenville sentenced Canupp to three years in prison, suspended the sentence to 90 days of time, gave Canupp five years of probation and ordered him to pay $12,231 in restitution.
Canupp was arrested by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on May 20, 2008. The shooting that killed Larry Joe Lindler Jr. occurred on Dec. 31, 2007, in a wooded area near Lindler’s home on Howell Road in Jonesville. Lindler died at the scene from a 30.06 gunshot wound to the abdomen area.
At the time of the shooting, Lt. Robert McCullough, DNR spokesman, said Canupp told officers he and Lindler, 48, went into the woods together on Lindler’s property to hunt deer.
They had separated and were going hunting on different parts of the property. They ended up coming back to the same spot, about 75 yards apart. One was hunting on one side of a hollow and the other on the other side. McCullough said Canupp told officers he fired after seeing movement in the bushes.
At the time of the accident, McCullough said Lindler was dressed in camel- colored overalls and was not wearing an orange hunting safety vest.
Former officer sentenced
A former Union County Detention Center officer who used cocaine stored at the facility for drug dog training purposes pleaded guilty Thursday in court.
Ricky Haney, 54, of 205 Bailey Road pleaded guilty to misconduct in office and possession of cocaine.
Haney was sentenced to three years on the cocaine charge. This was suspended to three years of probation and 30 days of public service employment. He was sentenced to a year in prison on the misconduct charge, but this was suspended to probation.
Haney was arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on April 23, 2008. His arrest came as a result of an investigation by SLED at the request of the detention center.
His arrest warrants said Haney gained access to a secure location at the detention center, took cocaine from Drug Enforcement Agency K-9 training aids and injected himself with it through a syringe he also acquired at the facility. His actions compromised the safety of the institution and inmates, the warrants said. Part of the cocaine later was found in his uniform shirt pocket.
Haney was found unconscious at the facility and had to be rushed to Wallace Thomson Hospital by Union County EMS. He was fired from his job.
A Buffalo man who broke into a home in his community and took a quantity of guns received a four-year prison sentence Thursday.
James Edward Belue III, 25, of 201 Haywood St., pleaded guilty to second- degree burglary and grand larceny over $1,000. Circuit Judge Edward Miller of Greenville sentenced Belue to 15 years in prison on the burglary charge, suspended the sentence to four years and gave Belue three years of probation, ordered him to pay $500 to the public defender fund and $500 restitution.
On the grand larceny charge, Belue was sentenced to five years in prison, but the sentence was suspended to probation.
The victim on 123 Stevens Road, Buffalo, told Deputy Randy Manus on Feb. 19 that someone kicked in the back door of his home and took five firearms worth $1,562.
The following people pleaded guilty Thursday in General Sessions Court before Circuit Judge Edward Miller of Greenville:
Marvin Boler, 4714 Lockhart Highway, Union, to criminal domestic violence, second offense, 30 days suspended upon completion of batterer’s treatment.
David Gallman, 200-A Lipsey St., to distribution of crack cocaine, second offense, five years.
Dakota Gardin, 137 Hill St., Buffalo, to two counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, 10 years, given credit for time served, suspended during probation, three years of probation.
Howard Gedeist IV, 118 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, to petit larceny, 10 years suspended to two years, three years of probation and $500 to the public defender fund and restitution.
Donald Harris, 302-A West Henrietta St., Union, to criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, one year suspended to 30 days weekend service and 18 months probation.
James Hinson, 271 Meansville Road, Union, to assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, 10 years, suspended to credit for time served since May 22, 2008, suspended to three years probation and ordered to have no contact with the victim.
Braxton Jones, 102 Locust St., Spartanburg, to distribution of crack cocaine, first, two years suspended to time served and two years of probation and five days of public service.
Jackie Lanier, 211 North First St., Lockhart, to assault and battery with intent to kill, seven years, given credit for time served, suspended to two years of probation and no contact with victim.
Calvin Mills, 201 Williams St., Union, to distribution of crack and distribution of crack within proximity of a school, five years.
Devonta Mobley, 124 Lawrence St., Carlisle, to criminal sexual conduct with a minor, 10 years, suspended to credit for time served, three years of probation, 10 days public service and $500 to the public defender fund.
DeBryan Norman, no address available, to forgery, one year, given credit for time served and suspended to 18 months probation.
Antonio Smith, 258 Mt. Joy Church Road, Jonesville, to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, 60 days weekend service.
Lewis Tucker, 117 Brooklyn Ave., Carlisle, to criminal sexual conduct, 10 years suspended to time served, three years of probation, 10 days public service, ordered to have no contact with victim and pay $500 to the public defender fund.