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Armed Robber Admits Guilt in Robberies, Shootings, and other Crimes
web posted October 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A man charged in connection to
a myriad of violent crimes plead guilty on Monday before Circuit Court
Judge William Keesley to one count of armed robbery and agreed to
testify against his fellow defendants in other cases including a
shooting that seriously injured a man. Edward Fargo McKenzie, 26,
agreed to the terms of the plea and presented testimony before the
court for his involvement in a number of crimes. Judge Keesley accepted
the pleading, but deferred sentencing until others involved in the
cases could have their cases heard.
McKenzie faces between 10 and 30 years behind bars for his role in the
crimes upon sentencing at a later date. He remains in custody at the
Edgefield County Detention Center.
invlovement to a
shooting at the Edgewood Apartments on August 15, 2009, in an armed
robbery that left the victim critically injured.
Johnston Police also has charges against McKenzie that stem from a
shooting at the May Street Apartments on August 13, 2009. No one
injured in that incident.
In October of 2008 he was arrested by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s
Office in connection to an early morning
armed robbery that took place in Trenton in late July of 2008,
which he entered the guilty plea.
four others, including a juvenile were charged in the robbery and they
awaiting trial for the planned ambush robbery of a local store owner
that netted a take of $16.90, a cell phone and a digital camera.
All other charges against McKenzie were dropped in exchange for the
Judge Keesley informed him he would have to serve 85% of
whatever sentence is handed down at a later date and would have to
supply a DNA sample for the state database. He also now has 2 strikes
and any serious felony conviction, after his release, would result in
life in prision without parole.
Three of the four brothers, Cory Madison, Torrey Madison, and Greg
scheduled to plea following McKenzie's plea. A fourth brother, who was
a juvenile at the time of the crime, is also expected to plea in the
Trenton armed robbery case. At least one of the brothers is charged in
one of the other shootings.
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