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Davon William Reed, Petitioner, 


State of South Carolina, Respondent.

 Florence County

Docket No.:  2008-GS-21-00381


Petitioner filed a motion on July 6, 2016 for resentencing pursuant to Aiken v. Byars, 410 S.C. 534, 765 S.E.2d 572 (SC 2014).  By order dated July 11, 2016 the Honorable George C. James, Jr. was assigned exclusive jurisdiction over this matter.  I find that the recent election of the Honorable George C. James, Jr. to the Supreme Court of South Carolina requires that this matter be reassigned.  Now, therefore, pursuant to SC CONST. Art. V, § 4,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Honorable D. Craig Brown be vested with exclusive jurisdiction over the Petitioner's Motion for Resentencing in the above-captioned matter.  

Judge Brown shall at all times be vested with concurrent jurisdiction in all circuits of the state to dispose of matters relating to this case, and shall decide all matters pertaining to the Petitioner's Motion, and shall retain jurisdiction over this matter regardless of where he may be assigned to hold court, and may schedule such hearings as may be necessary at any time without regard as to whether there is a term of court scheduled. 

A scheduling order in this matter was filed with the Florence County Clerk of Court on August 29, 2016.  Judge Brown may amend the scheduling order as necessary.

s/Donald W. Beatty                     
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice  

February 13, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina