Deante Martez Baptiste, of 4411 Bixby Lane in North Charleston, is another drug dealer arrested by NCPD in their undercover drug operation.
Baptiste has a history of violent criminal behavior. In 2010 he was charged with Assault & Battery With Intent to Kill. The 9th Circuit Solicitor let him plead the case down to Assault & Battery of a High & Aggravated Nature. Judge Roger Young sentenced him to the 525 days he had served in jail awaiting trial.
Baptiste apparently assaulted someone while he was in jail in August of 2011. He was charged with Assault & Battery 3rd Degree. He pled guilty and Judge Young sentenced him to thirty days time served.
Baptiste's latest charges consist of Distribution of Crack and Distribution of Crack Near a School. Some unknown bond judge gave him a $50,000 PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE bond on one charge and a $25,000 PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE bond on the other.
All Baptiste had to do was say he would appear in court and he was allowed to walk out of jail.
We find it interesting that the Clerk of Court has been leaving the "set by" field blank lately. Wonder if we had anything to do with that?