Info on Goodwin Case to Remain Under Lock and Key

February 14, 2013

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is keeping the information on former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin behind closed doors.

The reason, according to spokesman Mark Powell, is that state law prohibits the release of evidence which was presented to the state grand jury.

Goodwin was sentenced to five years of probation, one hundred hours of community service, and ordered to pay a restitution just shy of $4,500.

A special election is coming up in May to elect Goodwin’s replacement. Currently four candidates have entered into the special election.