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‘The Dirty South’: Reality show producer wants jury to hear noise ticket

By Jason Lesley
Coastal Observer

The producer of a reality television show that turned Murrells Inlet on end last month says he wants a jury to hear his noise violation case.

Clayton E. Vannortwick, 30, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., was cited for a noise violation in August after Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputies were called by Murrells Inlet resident Warren Stedman on the night before school started. He said cast members of the reality show, “The Dirty South,” were making so much noise in the yard at neighboring King’s Krest that his daughter couldn’t get to sleep.

A cast member cursed at Stedman when he approached to ask if they could quieten down, according to the sheriff’s office report. Stedman couldn’t identify the cast member, but Vannortwick gave the officers his identification when they arrived and accepted the ticket for violation of the county’s noise ordinance. The fine is $500.

The case was scheduled in Murrells Inlet Magistrate’s Court last week, but Stedman said he was notified the day before that Vannortwick had requested a jury trial in Georgetown County Central Jury Court on Cleland Street in Georgetown.

He is represented by attorney Scott Joye, who could not be reached for comment.

Stedman said he has not been notified of a court date.

The show, whose working title was “Party Down South,” is due to air this fall on the CMT cable channel.

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