Clair Chaffin was one of the "Greatest Generation". He was a Marine who fought at Iwo Jima, living in Florida and enjoying his retirement, traveling on vacation.
Two questions come to mind: 1) Is the life of an honored veteran so cheap to Clements? and 2) What kind of deal was made between Clements and Lee to spare his client the death penalty.
In September 2003 Davis was arrested by Florence police and charged with manufacturing and/or possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute near a school, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of a stolen pistol, possession of a stolen vehicle and assault of a police officer while resisting arrest.
For both the misdemeanor weapon charge and misdemeanor resisting arrest charge, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail and court costs in March 2004.
In March 2004, he was sentenced to three years in jail suspended to six months for the stolen vehicle charge, a felony