With Upstate Solicitor Trey Gowdy weeks away from a likely landslide win in his bid for the 4th District Congressional seat, 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett is likely to become the Blogland's favorite Solicitor. Brackett's tough and no-nonsense reputation is very much in the mold of his predecessor, Tommy Pope (Pope, like Gowdy, is on the fall ballot, seeking House District 47 in York County).
One of many reasons of why we like Brackett can be found in his handling of a recent case where two men who attempted to rob a band after a concert in Rock Hill. One of the two thugs was erased when a band member drew his own gun and fired in self-defense, and the one who survived now faces murder charges for his part in the botched robbery attempt:
Police arrested 22-year-old Dytavis Hinton after an armed robbery turned deadly last week outside a Rock Hill night club.
Hinton was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, attempted murder, burglary, attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, according to Rock Hill Police records. Hinton is being held at Moss Justice Center.
The shooting occurred Sept. 21 after Hinton and another suspect attempted to rob band members playing at The Money, a nightclub on Cherry Road ...
... Hinton was charged with murder because someone was killed during the commission of the crime, Redfearn said.
Scott Thomas, the band member who shot and killed Hinton's partner, was wounded in the shootout that took place but is on his way to recovery. The band Parmalee, which recorded several tracks with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx for their 2006 album "Complicated", is based out of Greenville, North Carolina.
Thomas has our prayers for recovery, and our appreciation for helping remove two violent criminals from the streets of Rock Hill. Our hat's off to Brackett for his continuing efforts to make York County a safer place.