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Aiken man gets probation in 2017 hit-and-run case

January 11, 2019

An Aiken man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges connected with a 2017 hit-and-run in Aiken.

Trevarious Jer-Mard Raiford, 24, of the 500 block of Hampton Avenue, pleaded guilty to hit-and-run – driver involved minor personal injury, unlawful carrying of a pistol and drug manufacturing of cocaine base, according to court records.

The judge sentenced Raiford to four years in prison suspended to two years of probation.

Raiford was one of three suspects charged in connection to a 2017 armed robbery on Fairfield Street. He originally faced charges of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, trespassing after notice, first-degree burglary, pointing and presenting a firearm, unlawful carrying of a pistol and violation of probation.

However, all those charges against Raiford were dropped in January 2018.

His hit-and-run occurred in the City of Aiken in 2017. He was arrested on Nov. 28, 2017 and taken to the Aiken County detention center.

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