Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends SC Sheriff

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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.