Hampton County man who shot woman, her dog sentenced

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Hampton County man who shot woman, her dog sentenced

2017-08-07

An Estill man who shot a woman and her dog while stealing items from a parked vehicle and an outdoor freezer pleaded guilty this week at the Hampton County Courthouse.

 

Jamal Atkins, 19, of Lawton Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and breaking into a motor vehicle. Circuit Court Judge Roger Young sentenced Atkins to 20 years in prison.

 

At around 10 p.m. Dec. 28, 2016, a Fourth Street resident attempted to let her dogs outside when she came upon a burglar stealing steaks and some loose change from a car. The woman and her dog were shot multiple times. Both continue to recover.

 

Assistant Solicitor Tameaka Legette prosecuted the case.

Duffie Stone

Solicitor Duffie Stone