Moncks Corner ó The man accused of terrorizing a Goose Creek neighborhood by firing shots from a home and shooting three people came close to pleading guilty Thursday, but didnít.
Codrick Delmaire Bass, 35, of Goose Creek, began entering guilty pleas in court on a slew of charges and accepting a negotiated plea that would have capped his sentence at 20 years in prison.
The proceeding came to a halt when Bass told the judge he didnít agree with all the facts the prosecutors presented. It was the second round on Thursday for Bass.
ďThis is the last time Iím trying,Ē Circuit Judge Markley Dennis said as deputies escorted Bass, who has been in jail, out of the courtroom. ďNo need to bring him back.Ē
Bass is accused of a shooting spree at 111 Iris St. on July 19, 2010, that ended in the shooting of a Goose Creek police officer and two other people.
Robert Edwards Jr. was one of the first officers to arrive at the Pineview subdivision for what started as a domestic-violence call, according to investigators. He suffered injuries from buckshots to his face, chest and hand.
Bass is charged with several counts of attempted murder, criminal domestic violence, lewd act on a child under 16, and kidnapping, among other charges. He was going to plead guilty to some of them.
In order for the judge to accept a guilty plea, the defendant must agree with the facts of the case, which Bass did not. His attorney, Bill Runyon, would not comment on whether he was expecting this, and didnít know where the case will go next.
The prosecution is prepared to try the case, 9th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Bryan Alfaro said.
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