14th Circuit Solicitor's Office​

Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties​

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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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Walterboro man who shot ex-girlfriend dead in parking lot found guilty

WALTERBORO, S.C. (April 24, 2024) – A Walterboro man who shot his ex-girlfriend to death while out on bail for a charge of domestic violence ...
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Colleton County Courthouse

Colleton County General Sessions trial docket for week of 4/22/24

A list of potential jury trials for the April 22-26, 2024, term of Colleton County General Sessions Court, the Honorable Robert Bonds presiding. Please note ...
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St. Helena Island man convicted of cousin’s 2021 murder

BEAUFORT, SC (April 19, 2024) – A 34-year-old St. Helena Island man who shot and killed his cousin during a social gathering has been found ...
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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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9 from Walterboro, Yemassee face federal charges following joint investigation

BLUFFTON, SC (March 22, 2024) — Nine Walterboro and Yemassee residents face federal drug, firearm and conspiracy charges following a months-long investigation by local, state and ...
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Colleton County Courthouse

Colleton County General Sessions trial docket for week of 3/11/2024

A list of potential jury trials for the March 11-15, 2024, term of Colleton County General Sessions Court, the Honorable Thomas Hughston presiding. Please note ...
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A screen capture from a surveillance video shows Jonas Washington fleeing from a house he has just robbed carrying a long gun he stole from the residence.

Beaufort men guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping in Burton

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 5, 2024) – Two Beaufort men who robbed a couple at gunpoint – including the cousin of one of the defendants – ...
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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.

Measures taken after March 2020 to stem the spread of COVID-19 included shutdowns of many court operations, including jury trials. Unfortunately, crime continued unabated. The result is a substantial backlog of criminal cases in jurisdictions around the country, including South Carolina’s 14th Judicial Circuit. Solicitor Duffie Stone has a plan to reduce the backlog much faster and to provide updates here to track our progress.