An Anderson County jury returned a verdict of Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and Possession of a Weapon in the Commission of a Violent Crime in the case of State vs. Braxton Jacory Bell for the death of Jonathan Gambrell in November 2004.

The Honorable James Williams sentenced the defendant to 30 years for the Voluntary Manslaughter and 5 years for the Weapons charge to run concurrently. 

Lead Prosecutor - Scott McElhannon
Defense Counsel - Charles Whiten

Jarred Williams pled guilty in Anderson County General Sessions Court on Wednesday, April 6, 2005, to Armed Robbery and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle valued at more than $5000. The Defendant, while armed with a sawed off shotgun, entered a convenience store located on Highway 86 in Anderson County on June 25, 2004 and demanded money out of the cash register from clerk. After robbing the clerk of almost $300, the Defendant fled the store in a vehicle that had been carjacked in Greenville County shortly before the robbery. 

The Honorable J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. sentenced Williams to 10 years in prison.

Lead Prosecutor - Catherine Huey
Defense Counsel - John Stathakis