Sheriff Jim Matthews, who is a retired DEA Agent, recently criticized a judge who released a criminal who then returned to committing crimes. Previously, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, the prosecutor and the client’s attorney agreed to a plea agreement of 8 years of prison for the criminal. During the sentencing before the judge, the judge began weeping for the client and released him on time served. He only returned to his criminal ways endangering the members of the community and the deputies who had to re-arrest him.
Sheriff Matthews was the first Sheriff endorsed by AFNA when he first ran for the elected office. He was overwhelmingly re-elected for two terms of four years each and he plans to retire at the end of this year to pursue time with his family and pursue his hobbies of fishing, hunting and traveling.