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Embattled Solicitor Won’t Seek Reelection

DONNIE MYERS TO STEP DOWN AT THE END OF THE YEAR Weeks after getting busted on his third alcohol-related charge since 2005 – and one day after a deputy state attorney general announced his intention to campaign against him – longtime S.C. eleventh circuit solicitor Donnie Myers announced plans to step down. Myers told…

DONNIE MYERS TO STEP DOWN AT THE END OF THE YEAR

Weeks after getting busted on his third alcohol-related charge since 2005 – and one day after a deputy state attorney general announced his intention to campaign against him – longtime S.C. eleventh circuit solicitor Donnie Myers announced plans to step down.

Myers told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper his decision wasn’t based on the DUI arrest or the electoral challenge he’s facing from deputy attorney general Rick Hubbard – but rather the state’s retirement age, which would compel him to step down at the end of 2017.

“Common sense dictates against seeking reelection for such a short period of time,” Myers said in a statement.

Known as “Dr. Death” for his support of capital punishment, the longtime solicitor is widely regarded as a central cog in the “Lexington Ring,” a cabal of corrupt politicians and crooked cops that has reportedly been the target of an ongoing investigation.

Last year, former Lexington sheriff Jimmy Metts was indicted on federal immigration violations in connection with the investigation into “the ring” – which was relentlessly exposed in 2012-13 by this website.  He is currently serving a one-year sentence in a federal prison.  Another member of the ring – former South Congaree, S.C. police chief Jason Amodio – reached a plea deal with federal investigators last February.

The “Ring” burst into the headlines back in 2012 when a Lexington, S.C. councilman named Danny Frazier was surreptitiously recorded detailing its inner workings to a prospective client.  These recordings were turned over to the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) by a former member of the ring – a ex-magistrate who claims he once issued favorable rulings from the bench on behalf of the organization.

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25 comments

Squishy123 March 16, 2016 at 1:55 pm

I’ll drink to that!

BTW – That picture… was he attending an AME church service and didn’t want to stand out?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Wonder who the Lexington Ring candidate(s) will be. They should be easy to spot, due to the endorsements from Nikki and Katrina.

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Jackie March 16, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Good riddence to this hopeless drunk. Too bad he can’t acknowledge why is REALLY stepping down. To hell with personal responsibility, like very other disgraced politician.

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Mike at the Beach March 16, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Politicians don’t own mirrors.

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Politicians don’t cast reflections.

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Mike at the Beach March 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Lestat Myers, perhaps?

southmauldin March 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

I don’t know what the best part of that picture is – the silly bowtie, the George Felton-like combover or the photobombing woman. Is that his girlfriend?

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costello March 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm

His girlfriend used to work at the SC Prosecution Coordination Commission until she was ousted by the other solicitors.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Photo Caption:

If you’re the Solicitor, every night is a combination of Mardi Gras/New Year’s Eve.

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ohhhmy March 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm

everybody knew he is an alky, but who knew is was gay too (what an outfit)!

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TroubleBaby March 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Nice combover.

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Tazmaniac March 16, 2016 at 2:21 pm

So that is what happened when W.C. Fields and Liberace had sex?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Slam dunk!!!!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Mein Gott!! That is uncanny!

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Augustus March 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm

He doesn’t need too…he’s a crook!

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Speak D Truth March 16, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Rick Hubbard is a good man and deserves your vote for Solicitor.

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Fecal Matters March 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Now he can focus more time on manicuring that gin blossom.

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laura March 16, 2016 at 3:07 pm

I swear if he ever gave up the bottle, a couple of bars in Lexington would close their doors.

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Writenow March 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

New business interests includes a men’s fashion line.

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laura March 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

He’s taking the deal that Jimmy did not.

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SOSO March 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

The woman looks like the one running for Florence sheriff.

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LouieBuoy March 16, 2016 at 5:39 pm

He will still be a drunk menace on the roadways of SC.

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Mr. Bojangles March 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm

So why isn’t Larry Wedekind ever mentioned in reporting of the solicitor’s race? He is the most qualified and will have by far the most money.

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The-2nd-most-interesting man March 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Donnie Myers doesn’t have to
Solicit convictions but when he does
Donnie Myers is
The most interesting man in the world

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Augustus March 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Oh the county of Lexington ring he will only be replaced by the next ring leader. Really needs to be some more digging into the corruption in these counties statewide

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