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Huddle House shooter pleads
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Bobby Stuckey (C-I file photo

The man responsible for a February 2018 shooting incident in the Huddle House parking lot on West DeKalb Street in Camden that was caught on surveillance video pleaded guilty to a number of charges on March 14.

According to Kershaw County Clerk of Court online records, Bobby Bernard Stuckey Jr., 39, of Smyrl Circle, Camden, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery, following a plea deal that saw him pleading to the lesser charge instead of attempted murder. Circuit Court Judge Lee S. Alford sentenced Stuckey to 10 years, with credit for 375 days served, to be served consecutively with a three-year sentence, also credited with 375 days, for possession of a stolen pistol. Stuckey also pleaded guilty to pointing and presenting firearms at a person, to which he was sentenced to time served.

He also pleaded guilty to driving under suspension, but the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office dropped a second attempted murder charge and a charge of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

 On Feb. 27, 2018, Stuckey was caught on video standing in the Huddle House parking lot, firing a number of shots into a parked vehicle. Both vehicles left the scene, heading west on West DeKalb Street. Officers responding to the scene found broken glass and five spent shell casings. They located the victim’s car at O’Reilly’s auto shop down the street where a 36-year-old Cassatt man was sitting in the car, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. An unhurt 23-year-old Camden man was in the car with him.

Several days later, on March 4, 2018, Elgin Police Department Sgt. Michelle Perry conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle that had turned right without coming to a stop at the intersection of Watson and Bowen streets. The driver identified himself as Stuckey, even providing Perry with his birth date, height and weight and Social Security number.

As soon as Perry ran the information through dispatchers, a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) sergeant advised her -- out of Stuckey’s hearing -- that he had multiple outstanding warrants for attempted murder.

Soon afterward, KCSO units arrived and, with Perry’s assistance, conducted a felony stop and arrested Stuckey.

Threaten a deputy, get time served

Skigerria “Sky” Tyreck Salmond, 19, of Camden, pleaded guilty March 15 to threatening to kill or otherwise harm a KCSO deputy while being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on other charges in April 2018. Judge Alford sentenced Salmond to time served, being credited with the 386 days he had spent in jail up to that point.

The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, however, dropped charges of criminal conspiracy. Salmond had, allegedly, made the threatening comments along with his father, Jessie Salmond, during a phone call between them recorded at the jail on April 4, 2018. In fact, Jessie Salmond reportedly acknowledged the call was being recorded and expressed that he didn’t care.

Deputies arrested Sky Salmond in March 2018 while he was out on bond for pervious arrests in August and October 2017.

On March 15, Sky Salmond pleaded guilty not only to the threatening a public official charge, but also to two counts of third-degree burglary from March 9, and Sept. 16, 2018, for which he was sentenced to three years in prison minus credit for 386 days and $1,250 in restitution; grand larceny between $2,000 and $10,000, from Oct. 12, 2017, resulting in the same sentence; resisting arrest from March 9, 2018, for which he was sentenced to one year minus the 386 days credit; and petit larceny, from March 14, 2018, for which he was sentenced to time served.

The solicitor’s office also dropped charges against Sky Salmond from various arrests for giving false information, receiving stolen goods ($2,000 or less) and third-degree burglary.

Deputies arrested Jessie Salmond in March 2018 for third-degree burglary, and then again three days later for interfering or hindering officers trying to serve a warrant. In both cases, he was released on bond.

As of Thursday, Jessie Salmond was still being held at the detention center on a total of $20,000 bond for threatening the deputy and criminal conspiracy.

Rice pleads, also gets time served

A woman originally charged with being an accessory after the fact to a strong arm robbery in mid-September 2018 pleaded guilty recently to lesser charges.

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested Amanda Dawn Rice, 32, of Haile Street, Camden, along with two men people after “jumping” a man on Lakeshore Drive in Camden. CPD officers originally charged Rice with possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with a September 2018 case and accessory after the fact to a felony in for the October assault.

On March 13, the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office dismissed both charges in exchange for Rice pleading guilty to using a vehicle without permission and public disorderly conduct. Judge Alford sentenced Rice to time served on both those charges.

Along with Rice, the CPD arrested Jacob James Payne, then 28, of Old Stagecoach Road in east Camden, and Daniel Zeray Watkins, 32, of Lovett Road, also in east Camden. Offices charged Payne and Watkins with strong armed robbery.

According to the CPD report of the incident, the 32-year-old male victim said he was jumped by Payne and Watkins, who stole his South Carolina identification, and ID from Colorado, $118 cash and a cellphone. He also identified Rice as being at the scene, and that all three suspects left in a grey minivan.

Officers arrested Rice shortly after the man reported the assault and Payne later the same day. They arrested Watkins several days later.

The victim said he had been with Rice and some other people at the Deluxe Inn on East DeKalb Street, but then left with Rice to go buy drugs from Payne at an apartment building. He said he refused, but that Payne later brought the van to the inn, picked him, Rice and Watkins up, and drove to Lakeshore Drive where the robbery took place.

Officers arrested Rice at the Deluxe Inn. They arrested Payne in the Walmart parking lot after a shoplifting incident at Springdale Plaza’s Burke’s Outlet.

In late October 2018, Payne pleaded guilty to strong armed robbery, as well as unlawful carrying of a pistol, and possession of less than 1 gram of either meth of cocaine base. The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office dismissed two other charges against Payne: being a habitual driving offender and possession of a stolen pistol. Circuit Court Judge Deandra G. Benjamin sentenced Payne to nine years in prison suspended on three years probation, substance abuse counseling and random drug and alcohol testing.

Watkins was originally released on $110,000 bond not only for the strong armed robbery, but drug and forgery offenses as well. His bond was revoked in early January after, according to court records, he violated the terms of his probation by being arrested for shoplifting and additional forgery charges. Watkins is currently being held on a total $155,000 bond.