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Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Colleton County Sheriff Robert Anderson Strickland, Jr.

November 21, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Following the indictment of Colleton County Sheriff Robert Anderson Strickland, Jr., Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2019-37, suspending Strickland from office and appointing SLED Lieutenant Charles Lytle Ghent to serve as sheriff until Strickland is acquitted, convicted, the indictment is otherwise disposed of, or until a sheriff is elected and qualifies in the next general election.

Ghent, 42, is a resident of Edisto Beach, S.C.