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About the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office

The Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is the chief prosecuting agency for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. Covering 3,200 square-miles of South Carolina’s renowned Lowcountry, we are the only five-county circuit in the state.

Our primary role is to prosecute all cases in General Sessions Court, certain misdemeanors in Magistrate’s Court and all criminal cases in Family Court. Each year, we prosecute approximately 5,000 cases.

Additionally, our office operates a number of prevention programs including pre-trial intervention, worthless check, alcohol education, traffic education, treatment-based courts and juvenile arbitration.

The office is led by the Solicitor, who is elected every four years. Solicitor Duffie Stone was appointed by the Governor in 2006. He was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

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Beaufort County Courthouse

Beaufort County General Sessions Court list of matters for week of 1/10/2022

A list of matters for a non-jury term of Beaufort County General Sessions Court, set for Jan. 12-14. Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith presiding. Please …

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Trasi Campbell

North Carolina man convicted in double slaying

BEAUFORT, SC (January 7, 2022) – A Wilmington, N.C., man who shot and killed two Hilton Head Island men in a drug-fueled delirium has been …

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Walterboro man gets more than 23 years in federal prison for gun offenses, conspiracy

CHARLESTON, SC (Jan. 5, 2022) — U.S. Attorney Corey F. Ellis  announced Jan. 5, 2022, that Quentin John Fishburne, a/k/a “Q”, 40, of Walterboro, was …

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The Solicitor's Office in other news media

A collection of news stories involving the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Solicitor Duffie Stone.

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S.C. Appeals Court Judge Bruce Williams

Program with power to transform defendants’ lives coming to Colleton

WALTERBORO, SC (August 3, 2021) – A program with a long history of helping troubled defendants become productive citizens in Beaufort County is now available …

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Bluffton man convicted in sexual assault of 2 girls

A 65-year-old Bluffton man is headed to prison for 35 years after being found guilty of sexually abusing two young girls.

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Career Criminal Unit prosecutor Mary Jones.

Deadly Hilton Head gas station shooter sentenced to prison

BEAUFORT, SC (June 3, 2021) – A Hilton Head Island man has been convicted of murder in a2018 shooting in a gas station parking lot. …

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Domestic Violence Advisory Committee

Solicitor Duffie Stone has been chairman of the S.C. Domestic Violence Advisory Committee since its inception in 2015. This multidisciplinary body was formed to decrease the incidences of domestic violence by developing an understanding of its causes, planning and implementing changes within agencies represented on the committee to stem domestic violence; and advising the governor and General Assembly on policies and practices that will prevent domestic violence.