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Friday, January 17, 2014

Camden, SC - On December 20, 2012, Deputies with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department attempted to arrest Ernest Maurice Allen because he had previously failed to appear in Court on nine serious charges, for which he was facing a maximum penalty of thirty (30) years in prison. Mr. Allen fled on foot and when Deputies pursued him, he shot at them with a .38 caliber revolver. Fortunately, no one was injured, but Mr. Allen was able to temporarily get away. Ernest Maurice Allen was eventually taken into custody on December 21, 2012, and charged with multiple offenses.

Today, a Kershaw County jury found Mr. Allen guilty of two counts of Attempted Murder, one count of Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature, Resisting Arrest with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Felony. Judge James R. Barber sentenced him to 20 years on each of the Attempted Murder Charges and 20 years on the ABHAN to run concurrent, 4 years on the Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Felony, and 2 years on the Resisting Arrest with a Deadly Weapon both to run consecutive to the other sentences for a total of 24 years in prison.

When the case was originally called for trial on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, one of the State’s key witnesses did not appear in Court as she had been required by subpoena. Later that same day, she came into the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office to report that upon arriving for Court that morning, she was approached by Ernest Allen’s mother, Ms. Sabrina Allen, who took her from the Kershaw County Courthouse to a residence in Lee County and offered her money in exchange for refusing to testify. After investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division, a warrant was issued for Ms. Allen’s arrest for Violating South Carolina Code Section 8-13-705(C)(1), a felony for which she could be sentenced to as much as ten (10) years in prison. Ms. Allen’s bond hearing is scheduled before Judge James R. Barber on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

When Mr. Allen’s case was called on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the witness appeared in Court and testified, thereby assisting with his ultimate conviction.

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