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Top Horry County DSS Attorney Arrested 1st Degree CDV

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

Luke Rankin escaped the political hangman’s noose by going “full on CDV” against his opponent last June.

The problem with his approach was his political opponent was never once (in his entire life) charged with CDV (Criminal Domestic Violence).

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Last week, Kelly Ann Galley, 48, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. was.

Gallley is the lead attorney with the Horry county office of SCDSS.

In the Rankin team’s ongoing outcry against CDV, the political group put up a Facebook Group page with pictures of his opponent.

DSS Attorney Galley’s arrest is not mentioned and has not been posted there.

Luke Rankin Associated group has not posted any updates of ANY CDV arrests ever.

DSS is responsible for child welfare, food stamps and other social services in the Palmetto State. Galley’s role makes it possible for her to remove children from the homes of parents charged with CDV.

According to Horry County police reports: Galley was booked at 1:04 a.m. EDT on Sunday, September 13, 2020 and released at 2:37 p.m. EDT the same day on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

As Fitsnews of Columbia reported last week:

According to an incident report, responding officers arrived at a residential address in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at 11:17 p.m. EDT on the evening of Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Upon arrival, they observed a victim with “a deep laceration to his hand.”

The victim – whose information was redacted from the report (.pdf) – was transported to a local hospital via ambulance. Upon interviewing “both parties,” officers determined there was probable cause to take Galley into custody.

Under the S.C. Code of Laws (§ 16-25-20), first degree domestic violence is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.


MyrtleBeachSC News waited to publish this article. We wanted to see if this same group Concerned Women Against Abuse would post this arrest report of DSS lead attorney Galley. IT WAS NEVER POSTED.

Questions arise as to whether CDV is a real issue or just a political one for this group.

Galley’s Arrest Record

Kelly Galley

This is the 5th government employee [in the county] that we have documented as being arrested for CDV since Senator Rankin’s campaign crusade.

Perhaps Senator Rankin can explain his selective outrage to Horry County voters.

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