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Edgefield County Councilman center of criminal investigation

web posted July 14, 2008
EDGEFIELD – A criminal investigation has been turned over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) after the Edgefield Police Department signed an affidavit seeking a warrant for the arrest of Edgefield County Councilman Norman Dorn last week. The Edgefield County Magistrate’s Office, who initially was preparing the warrant, suggested that the case be turned over to SLED after consulting with the Solicitor’s Office due to the case involving an elected official.

Norman Dorn represents Edgefield County Council District 1 and is up for re-election this November.

The affidavit, filed last Tuesday by the Edgefield Police Department, stated in part that County Councilman Norman Dorn did, “with malicious intent”, make false statements intended to injure the “character or reputation” of a citizen present at the July 1, 2008 county council meeting.

The affidavit was filed after Edgefield Police were given a copy of a recording of the meeting. A portion of that recording is available here. In the recording Mr. Dorn calls the person he is allegedly verbally attacking “by name”, “points him out”, and “tells people to look at him” and that Mr. Dorn is heard saying the victim was a liar and "a crook", an accompanying police report states. The affidavit filed sought the arrest warrant for the criminal charge of slander based on Mr. Dorn's recorded comments Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said when the affidavit was issued.

The case was turned over to SLED on Wednesday.

Edgefield County Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman said last Friday that he has been in touch with the Court Administration regarding the case and agreed that SLED needs to be the charging agency. “I think that is the best way to handle it,” Judge Parkman said.

There were no attempts to reach SLED this weekend, as they do not comment on cases under investigation. The case is expected to be handled out of Columbia.

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