A 23-year-old Lady’s Island man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty on Monday, according to a 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office news release.
Maurice Laron Jenkins pleaded guilty to strong-armed robbery and pointing and presenting a firearm in connection with two April 2016 incidents, according to the release.
Jenkins, armed with a pistol, forced a driver to the ground at Jenkins’ home and stole a subwoofer speaker from the vehicle, according to the release. A few days later, he pointed a gun at two men in a vehicle on Detour Road in Seabrook. They were able to drive away and avoid any harm.
“As prosecutors we are required to evaluate each case individually, but this defendant demonstrated a clear pattern of behavior,” Assistant Solicitor Dustin Whetsel said.
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Jenkins has prior convictions of second and third degree assault and battery, receiving stolen goods and trespassing in Beaufort County, according to online court records.