Preacher charged with multiple accounts including criminal sexual conduct

South Carolina News
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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – On December 18th, 2017 at approximately 7:42 a.m. the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office along with SLED, FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security executed eight arrest warrants issued by Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for Ralph Gordon Stair. A search warrant was also executed by SLED for the property Overcomer Ministry located at 12680 Augusta Hwy. Walterboro, SC 29488.

Stair, 84, was found on the property and was arrested without incident. He was taken to the Colleton County Detention Center to be booked. Monday, he waived his right to a bond hearing.

Stair is charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, one count of Assault with the Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, one count of Kidnapping, one count of Burglary 1st Degree,  one count of Assault 2nd Degree, and one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree with a minor.

This is a ongoing investigation, so no further information about the case will be disclosed by the Sheriff’s Office, or any other agencies involved in this case at this time.

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