Judge drops domestic violence case involving Folly Beach judge

Source: jktaxlaw.com
Source: jktaxlaw.com

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A suspended Folly Beach judge is no longer facing domestic violence charges after his case was suspended on Monday.

The Charleston County Magistrate's Office says that the case against 54-year-old John Kachmarsky was dismissed.  The Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office released a statement saying that the alleged victim recanted her claims that she was "in fear for her safety" during a pre-trial conference Monday.

Charleston County sheriff's deputies arrested Kachmarsky the night of October 23 after an alleged incident took place at a Fosters Glen Drive home on Johns Island

A few days later, Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin suspended Kachmarsky from his part-time job as chief judge for Folly Beach.

Following the dismissal of the criminal domestic violence charge, it is now up to Mayor Tim Goodwin to determine whether Kachmarsky will be reinstated.

Goodwin said Monday that he'd have to look at all the paperwork before making his decision.

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