14th Circuit Solicitor's Office​

Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties​

Solicitor’s Office in the news

Solicitor’s Office in the news
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Solicitor Stone speaks to reporters

A selection of news items regarding the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Solicitor Duffie Stone.


Proposed bills in South Carolina would hold drug dealers accountable for fentanyl overdose deaths; Feb. 28, 2024; Greg Coy, WJCL.

South Carolina legislators eying tough anti-racketeering law to tackle gang violence; March 20, 2024; Adam Benson, WBTW.


Court documents detail new charges against Colleton County murder suspect; July 6, 2023. Andrew Davis, WSAV.

Rally encourages abuse survivors to take back control; April 28, 2023; Steve Steiner, The (Walterboro) Press and Standard.


San Francisco’s new D.A. says she can ‘restore order’ while pressing reform. Critics aren’t so sure; July 9, 2022, Gregory Yee, The Los Angeles Times.

Lowcountry Solicitor, Sheriff’s Office talk about abortion law enforcement; July 8, 2022, WSAV.


Solicitor’s Office Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation program expands in Lowcountry; Aug. 3, 2021, WSAV.

Solicitor’s Office unveils new plans to cut down ‘unprecedented’ backlog of criminal cases; May 13, 2021; WSAV

New leadership to head up regional human trafficking task force; April 27, 2021; Hampton County Guardian


Solicitor’s Office uses technology, preparation to deal with case backlog; Nov. 9, 2020; WSAV

Commentary: 9 ways SC should reform criminal justice, improve public trust; June 30, 2020; The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier

Georgia Assigns A New Prosecutor For The Ahmaud Arbery Case; May 11, 2020; National Public Radio

The code breakers: This vault is the epicenter in law enforcement’s battle to unlock encrypted smartphones; Feb. 11, 2020; USA Today

Equally culpable’: SC Supreme Court upholds conviction in Hilton Head child’s murder; Feb. 7, 2020, The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

Lowcountry organization holds meeting to discuss ways to notice, combat human trafficking; Jan. 22, 2020; WTOC

NDAA Announces Human Trafficking Advisory Board and Best Practices Guide; Jan. 30, 2020; National District Attorney’s Association


South Carolina dealing with lack of properly trained nurses for sexual assault victims; Nov. 25, 2019; WTOC

America’s new ‘progressive prosecutors’ are getting pushback; Nov. 12, 2019; The Washington Post

First in the State: Victims’ Services Center opens in the Lowcountry; Oct. 10, 2019; WSAV

Restore Pell Grant Eligibility to Incarcerated Students; Oct. 10, 2019; RouteFifty.com

No charges for Colleton deputy who shot burglary suspect outside Walterboro church; Sept. 29, 2019; WCIV

Ex-priest dies months into SC imprisonment for raping boys; June 26, 2019; WRDW

How Charleston-area police shooting and use of force investigations are changing; May 2, 2019; The (Charleston) Post and Courier

South Carolina fifth-grader Raniya Wright died of natural causes, prosecutor says; April 19, 2019; CNN

Monster Unknown; March 2019; The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

South Carolina lawmakers back bill to combat child torture; March 8, 2019; The Associated Press

Report: Progress made, but SC must do more to combat deadly domestic violence toll; Feb. 6, 2019; The (Charleston) Post and Courier

‘A tragedy, not a crime,’ solicitor says of Beaufort Co. man’s death. Family disagrees; Feb. 4, 2019; The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

Helping innocent people out of jail? Lawyers can’t agree if it should be an added duty; Jan. 24, 2019; The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News


After losing a close race for Beaufort County sheriff, Woodward makes career move; Dec. 14, 2018; The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

Some say it’s time to reevaluate efficacy of jail bonds; Nov. 2, 2018; Statehouse Report.

South Carolina death penalty: Lowcountry solicitor says default electric chair; Feb. 20, 2018; WSAV


Teen charged as adult in connection with deadly 2015 shooting in Ridgeland; Nov. 27, 2017; The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

Should SC attorney general’s office investigate all officer-involved shootings?; Nov. 7, 2017; The (Columbia) State

Why South Carolina solicitor’s offices are turning to social media, videos to reach the public; Nov. 9, 2017; The (Charleston) Post and Courier

Cop’s glasses camera captures shooting up close in S.C.; Aug. 11, 2017; CBS News

Disagreement emerges between solicitors, SLED: Whose job is it to close police shooting probes?; Aug. 2, 2017, The (Charleston) Post and Courier

Pascoe beefs up his SC public corruption team with 3 sitting solicitors; March 13, 2017; The (Columbia) State

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry and CODA merge to combat child abuse and domestic violence; Jan. 23, 2017; WJCL


Duffie Stone wins third term for 14th Circuit Solicitor; June 15, 2016; WTOC

Vets treatment court’s first graduate embraces fresh start; Oct. 4, 2016; The Bluffton Sun

New domestic violence gun law in SC hard to track in court; Feb. 6, 2016; The Associated Press

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