WHEREAS, the South Carolina State Grand Jury indicted Ricky Holland, Sr. on March 26, 2001, for one count of burglary, one count of assault and battery with intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a violent crime pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Laws, Sections 16-11-311, 16-3-620, and 16-23-490; and
WHEREAS, assault and battery with intent to kill and burglary are crimes of moral turpitude; and
WHEREAS, Ricky Holland, Sr. serves on the Town Council of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina; and
WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution provides that "[a]ny officer of the State or its political subdivisions . . ., who has been indicted by a grand jury for a crime involving moral turpitude or who has waived such indictment if permitted by law may be suspended by the Governor until he shall have been acquitted...."
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby suspend Ricky Holland, Sr. from the Town Council of Calhoun Falls.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 4th DAY OF MAY, 2001.
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