Jury Trials to Resume in Horry County

Jury trials in Horry county are expected to resume today. One took place this morning with another set for later this afternoon. Horry county is one of two counties in the state approved to resume proceedings. Cases expected to be tried will be mostly drug and traffic-related offenses since they are quicker to judge. New procedures will be implemented to ensure the safety of those involved. This includes potential jurors completing a mandatory “covid-19 juror questionnaire” at home that was sent out along with their summons. Glass protection will also be added to the witness stand. Senior Assistant Solicitor, Josh Holford, said “no county wants to shoulder the burden of being first to resume trials, but someone has to.”