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YOUTH PLEAD GUILTY AND must undergo evaluations by s.c. department of juvenile justice prior to sentencing
Friday, September 23, 2011

Columbia, SC – Early Thursday, two youth ages 16 and 17 pleaded guilty to misprison of a felony for their roles in the June attack on a Columbia teen in Five Points. These two join two others ages 13 and 17 who pleaded guilty during a similar court hearing Wednesday. Each boy testified and implicated 19-year-old Tyheem Henry and 16-year-old Yahquann Gantt, as the alleged ringleaders in the attack.

Law enforcement’s investigation evidences that these four boys did not participate in the physical assault of 17-year old Carter Strange, but waited at their cars while the assault took place. They will be sentenced for failing to timely report the attack to the police.

After an evaluation conducted by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, the juveniles will return to court to be sentenced by a family court judge. In the interim, they will be on house arrest and their travel away from their homes shall be supervised by a parent or legal guardian and restricted to school, church, medical appointments and court appearances. Family Court Judge Leslie Riddle further ordered that the boys shall have no contact with the victim or his family; shall not enter the Five Points area; must have good behavior at school and home, and must complete household duties as assigned.

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