Sheriff to address Florence County Council
FLORENCE, S.C. – Sheriff Kenney Boone is expected to address the Florence County Council on Thursday morning.
On the agenda for the monthly meeting of the council is Boone’s request to address the council regarding raises for law enforcement officials and to address his concerns with the council, County Administrator K.G. “Rusty” Smith, County Attorney D. Malloy McEachin Jr. and Finance Director Kevin Yokim.
Boone was investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) over alleged threats he made toward Yokim earlier this year. The office of Attorney General Alan Wilson, who was endorsed by Boone for the 2018 election, decided not to charge Boone for the alleged threats. Aside from signing off on the decision, Wilson had no involvement in the decision.
Boone was re-elected to his fourth term as sheriff in 2016 over Jody Lynch. He was first elected in 2004. Boone has worked in the Florence County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years. He started as a dispatcher and worked up to investigator before being elected sheriff in 2004.
The monthly meeting of the county council is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the county council chambers of the County Complex.