Mayor Pro-Tem Gurley Charged With Attempted Murder, Other Charges

Randolph Gurley

By Betsy Finklea

Dillon Mayor Pro-Tem Randolph Gurley was arrested on an array of charges late Thursday.

Warrants show that Gurley was charged on Thursday with attempted murder, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school, and two counts of distribution of marijuana. The Dillon County Detention Center confirms that he was also arrested on a charge of open container.  Further details will be posted when made available.

Reportedly, Gurley was taken to the hospital with chest pains shortly after his arrest. The Herald has not learned at this time when a bond hearing will be held.

In July, Gurley was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife.

Gurley has served on the Dillon City Council since 1995 and currently is Mayor Pro-Tem and Council Chaplain. He is a pastor of the AMEZ and according to the City of Dillon website, is currently pursuing his master’s degree in theology from Liberty University.