Hartsville Shooting update

James Hudson Jr., Democratic nominee for Darlington County sheriff in the November elections, confirmed on Wednesday morning that his 27-year-old son has been charged with attempted murder.

The State Law Enforcement Division has charged Jordan Hudson of Hartsville in connection with an Aug. 9 shooting outside Hartsville. Jordan Hudson was being held in the Darlington County jail after he was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with attempted murder.

An arrest warrant accuses Hudson of shooting the unnamed victim in the back with a handgun during an altercation in the 2200 Block of Center Road.

James Hudson told the News & Press in a phone interview Wednesday: “My wife and I got our son to turn himself in because it was the right thing to do. … We (drove) around until we located him. … We found him, took him to our house,” and convinced him to turn himself in to SLED agents.

Hudson said he did not know what led to the incident. “We always taught him to be responsible, and we told him that if it did happen, you need to own up to it.”

Hudson, who works for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, said the rumor mill in this case has been totally out of control. “I know there’s some politics being played into this.”

— BOBBY BRYANT

Author: Rachel Howell

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