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Home  |  News  |  MAURICE McCREARY SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN PRISON

MAURICE McCREARY SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN PRISON
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

 
Columbia, SC - On Monday in Richland County, 24-year old Maurice McCreary pleaded guilty to five counts of attempted murder and the unlawful killing of a police dog.

McCreary was arrested on December 16, 2011 after an armed robbery in North Columbia. While fleeing from law enforcement McCreary fired several shots at officers and shot and killed K-9 Officer Fargo.

After accepting McCreary's guilty plea, Judge Robert Hood sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He received 30 years for the attempted murder charges (to run concurrently) and an additional five (5) years for the unlawful killing of a police dog.

“I believe that the presence of Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and his deputies in the courtroom spoke volumes. It was a clear indication of how law enforcement is not immune to the violence in our communities,” said Solicitor Dan Johnson.

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