WHEREAS, Charlie G. Cave, who has been elected to serve as an Allendale County School District Trustee, has been indicted by the Allendale County Grand Jury on one count of assault with intent to kill and one count of carrying a weapon on school property; and
WHEREAS, the above-referenced charges are crimes of moral turpitude; and
WHEREAS, Article VI, Section 8 of the South Carolina Constitution provides in pertinent part, that "[a]ny officer of the State or its political subdivisions, except members and officers of the Legislative and Judicial Branches, 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. In case of conviction the office shall be declared vacant and the vacancy filled as may be provided by law;" and
WHEREAS, Charlie G. Cave is an elected Officer of the State or its political subdivisions.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby order that Charlie G. Cave shall be suspended as an Allendale County School District Trustee immediately upon his being sworn in until such time as the above-referenced charges have been resolved, at which time further appropriate action will be taken by the undersigned.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, THIS 12TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1998.
DAVID M. BEASLEY
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