Full Name: Markevious Rydell Simpson
Address: 201 GARLINTON ST APT #D, LAURENS, SC 29360
Arrest age: 23
Arrest Date: 07/14/2017
Location: Laurens County, South Carolina
#1 REPORT / GIVING FALSE INFORMATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
#2 ANIMALS / ILL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, IN GENERAL, OV
#3 ANIMALS / ILL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, IN GENERAL, OV
#4 ANIMALS / ILL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, IN GENERAL, OV
Officials said a man has been charged after two dogs were found dead on his property, and another found alive but in bad condition.
Markevious Rydell Simpson of Clinton was charged with three counts of animal cruelty and one count of giving false information.
Warrants say Simpson gave false information to law enforcement by "knowingly and willfully" telling false information about the ownership of his animals on February 18.
He was also charged with animal cruelty and the ill treatment of animals because he "knowingly and intentionally deprived an animal (dog) proper food, water, and shelter which resulted in the malnourishment" of the dog causing it's bones to be visible.
He was hit with two more counts of the same charge in the deaths of two of his dogs.
At a bond hearing on Thursday, a judge set Simpson's bond at $15,000.
March 20, 2017
Markevious Rydell Simpson, a resident of Clinton, South Carolina has been charged by Laurens County, with charges of Domestic Violence, 2nd Degree.
The Laurens County Advertiser - August 9, 2014
Markevious Rydell Simpson, of Laurens, pleaded guilty to petit larceny and possession of marijuana and was sentenced to 30 days of time served.
Police had charged Simpson with unlawfully carrying a pistol, displaying a firearm in a public building, first degree assault and battery or third-degree assault and battery by mob - but apparently the prosecutors like throwing out serious charges and they threw all these charges out for him to plead guilty to some pot and petit larceny so Simpson could walk right out the courtroom that day. I guess they think these lenient sentences are a deterrent to crime? Good luck to the officers who have to deal with Simpson next time around because he's not afraid to go to jail b/c he knows the prosecutors will let him go.
(FOX Carolina - March 23, 2017)