UPDATE: Former Chief Justice located

Sheriff: Ernest A. Finney Jr. was found in Lee County. He is in good condition.

finneyColumbia, S.C. (WOLO) —Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says former Chief Justice Ernest A, Finney Jr. has been located in Lee County. Finney was located in good condition but will be checked by EMS as a precaution.

Lott says at 4:30 PM on Friday the former Chief Justice had left his home in a vehicle.

The Sheriff says Finney has a very serious medical condition which had put his health at extreme risk.”

Sheriff Leon Lott thanks you for your quick action in getting this information out which aided in the recovery of the former Chief Justice.

Finney is the first African-American Supreme Court Justice appointed to the South Carolina Supreme Court since the Reconstruction Era. Finney retired from the state Supreme Court in 2000.

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