New Jasper Co. initiative targets repeat offenders

JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) - A new prosecution team will target repeat offenders in Jasper County.

Solicitor Duffie Stone and other elected officials, including Hardeeville Mayor Bronco Bostick and Ridgeland Mayor Gary Hodges, got together for a formal signing of the new initiative.

"We all know crime is not going to go away. We just have to deal with it the best way we can. We have to keep up the pace and change as criminals change and that's what this is all about," Hodges said.

The new coordinated effort is expected to fast-track cases of career criminals and reduce county jail costs.

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