Originally created 12/09/96

Indict Gunnells



Excuse us, but whatever happened to "speedy justice" in the case of former Aiken County Sheriff Ralph Gun-nells? He was arrested on Feb. 2, 1995 for knowingly receiving stolen farm equipment from a three-state theft ring.

We contacted Aiken Solicitor Barbara Morgan on Friday about the embarrassing delay - especially since the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division believes it has a solid case against the seedy ex-lawman. Morgan told us she was just coincidentally talking about the case with her deputy that day (My goodness!). She said it was now "top priority status" for indictment.

We hope so, and the sooner the better! No one is above the law - including ex-sheriffs.