Hanahan man charged with threats to judge, attorney

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested a Hanahan man Friday in connection with threats made against a circuit court judge and an attorney.

Darrell Edwards, 50, is charged with threatening life, person or family of a public official, according to SLED spokesman Thom Berry.

Court documents released by SLED redacted the names of the public officials.

Affidavits state Edwards made statements accusing a circuit court judge and an attorney of "sabotaging his case and accepting payments for doing so," and claimed he "had made up his mind to put an end to all of this and take care of their [expletives]."

When asked to clarify, Edwards said, "I'm going to take matters into my own hands and take [the attorney] and [the judge] out...get justice because I can't get it no other way," according to an affidavit.

Edwards reportedly also said he has cancer and "don't know how much longer I'm going to be here anyway," adding, "they stole my money and I want my money and I'm going to get justice," investigators say.

He said he planned to take his own life and was armed with a handgun at the time of the threat, the affidavit states.

Edwards was released from the Berkeley County Detention Center Saturday on a $25,000 surety bond, according to Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran.

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