Special to The Sumter ItemMANNING - A 26-year-old Manning man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Jan. 18 after a Clarendon County jury found him guilty of one count of attempted murder.Jeremiah Jermaine Brandon Smith Jr. was arrested at 12:23 …
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Special to The Sumter Item
MANNING - A 26-year-old Manning man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Jan. 18 after a Clarendon County jury found him guilty of one count of attempted murder.
Jeremiah Jermaine Brandon Smith Jr. was arrested at 12:23 a.m. Christmas Day less than five days after a 21-year-old Manning man was shot in the back outside the Browntown Social Club on Holden Street in Manning.
According to reports, Manning police officers responded to a possible shooting at the club about 3 a.m. on Dec. 20. Officers said they saw a small car leaving the club at a high rate of speed when they arrived.
Individuals outside the club told officers that the car was taking the victim to the hospital. One of the officers accompanied the car to the hospital while other officers remained at the scene.
The report stated two individuals were outside the club when they heard a gunshot and saw the victim run toward a white Chevrolet Tahoe in the club's parking lot before he fell to the ground beside the vehicle.
The report said those same individuals told officers that they saw a small white car leaving the scene with a person attempting to get inside the back seat of the vehicle. The two individuals told officers they saw at least four or five males inside the white vehicle.
The jury trial was held during a term of General Sessions Court at the Clarendon County Courthouse. Smith was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Circuit Court Judge at Large D. Craig Brown, who gave Smith credit for the four months he served in jail before his sentencing.
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