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Local Law Enforcement Agencies

 
 
Bennettsville Police Department
Larry McNeil, Chief
243 East Main Street
Non Emergency:  (843) 479-3620
Emergency:  911

 

Marlboro County Sheriff's Department
Fred Knight, Sheriff
 
Throop Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512
Non Emergency:  (843) 479-5605
Emergency:  911

 

Clio Police Department
Pearlie Thomas, Chief
 
110 North Main Street
(843) 586-2211
Emergency:  911
 
 
McColl Police Department
Tommy Langley, Chief
 
210 East Gibson Avenue
McColl, SC 29570
(843) 523-5223
Emergency:  911 
 
 
 

Magistrates

 

Justice Complex - Throop Street

The Magistrate Court of Marlboro County is apprised of four Magistrates and is housed in the Justice Complex on Throop Street beside the Detention Center.  Magistrates have criminal jurisdiction over all offenses which are subject to penalty of a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both.  Magistrates may hear cases transferred from general sessions, the penalty for which does not exceed one year imprisonment or a fine of $5,000, or both, upon petition by the solicitor and agreement by the defendant.  Generally , magistrates have civil jurisdiction when the amount in controversy does not exceed $7,500.  In addition, Magistrates are responsible for setting bail, conducting preliminary hearings, and issuing arrest and search warrants.  Unlike circuit courts and probate courts, Magistrate Courts are not courts of record.  Proceedings in Magistrate Courts are summary.  The four Magistrates for Marlboro County are:  Chief Magistrate Ronald McDonald, Magistrate Gail McInnis, Magistrate Grover McQueen, and Magistrate Rob Stanton.  

 

                 Chief Magistrate
 
                Ronald McDonald