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Metts set to make second guilty plea Dec. 30

...sentence Metts.Metts' original plea deal called for three years of probation and no jail time. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten rejected the deal at a hearing Dec. 17, saying he was bothered that it called for a public servant like Metts to serve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-23/metts-set-make-second-
Lexington County Council to discuss removing indicted ex-Sheriff Metts' name from building

...deal with prosecutors this month to plead guilty and be sentenced to three years of probation. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten rejected the deal Wednesday, however, saying he was bothered that Metts wouldn't face any prison time.Federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-20/lexington-county-council-disc
Former Lexington County Sheriff Metts pleads guilty in federal bribery conspiracy case

...Federal guidelines for that felony charge call for five months to 16 months in prison, and U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten said it bothered him that Metts wouldn't face any prison time.Days later, Metts and prosecutors signed a second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-30/former-lexington-count
Across the region

...possible deportation of workers at a friend's restaurant who were in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten said he couldn't accept a deal for the felony that didn't send Metts to prison because federal sentencing guidelines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/across-region
SC sheriff indicted; January trial set

...longest-serving sheriff is set to go to trial early next year on bribery and conspiracy charges. Chief U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten says suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts' trial will begin Jan. 20. Wooten said Wednesday that he expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/sc-sheriff-indicted-january-
Across South Carolina

...longest-serving sheriff is set to go to trial early next year on bribery and conspiracy charges.Chief U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten says suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts' trial will begin Jan. 20. Wooten said Wednesday that he expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-03/across-south-carolina
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: FEDERAL JUDGE TERRY WOOTEN ruled that S.C. kids cannot enjoy their own state heritage and history ? i.e., he won't let kids wear T-shirts with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-08/rants-raves
Across South Carolina

...probation officer. Several people spoke on Mr. Webb's behalf at the sentencing, but he told U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten that he was prepared for his punishment. Investigators said Mr. Webb routinely took payoffs from drug dealers beginning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/18/met_57443.shtml
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Thurmond OK after collapsing

...nation's longest-serving senator with 45 years in office. He had just attended ceremonies to install federal magistrate Terry Wooten, whom he grew to know when Mr. Wooten was chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Thurmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/21/met_268334.shtml
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Ruling OKs school's Confederate clothing ban

...attorneys didn't have enough evidence to succeed with their case. In his 33-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten wrote that district officials, fearing possible disruptions if Confederate-themed clothing were allowed in the racially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/17/met_548431.shtml
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