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Jan. 12, 2022

Fish gets burnt when catch and release ends – for a long time anyway

Fish gets burnt – catch and release ends – for a long time anyway

Note: The following is a highly editorialized abstract from a recent News release, by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina. The actual release can be accessed at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sc/pr/associate-violent-walterboro-gang-sentenced-more-23-years-federal-prison-gun-charges.

1996: “Q” Fishburne then 14 years old, killed his 18-year-old cousin over a dice game and spent ten years in a Georgia prison.

2014: Fishburne led Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputies on a car chase - 90 miles-an-hour on country roads - he and his passenger brandished handguns at the pursuing officer. He was convicted of possessing a gun that his girlfriend bought.

2015: A shooting in Colleton County. Members and associates of a violent gang argue over who won an illegal car race. They tried to rob the guy holding money that was bet. Two men were shot, but not all shooters were identified.

2017: Fishburne admitted to driving another gang member from the scene of the 2015 shooting. He was convicted for aiding and abetting attempted murder in aid of racketeering and sentenced to time served.

2018: Police in Walterboro find a loaded .40 caliber pistol under Fishburne’s seat during a traffic stop. His girlfriend, who bought it said she left it there. ATF Agents got involved after learning that Fishburne had a prior gun arrest traced to the same woman. ATF’s NIBIN Ballistic data network helped link the pistol to the 2015 shooting that led to Fishburne’s 2017 conviction.

2021: Fishburne convicted and sentenced to 285 months in federal prison (23+ years)

To the many law enforcers, forensic personnel, prosecutors, administrative and technical support personnel involved, thanks for the work that you do!