Killing of Charles Green Jones in South Carolina in 1943


Case summary

Charles Green Jones (1910-1943), a pipefitter, was killed by Charles F. Peet in Charleston, South Carolina. Jones was on a picket line for a labor union that was striking against a construction company. Allan M. Scarborough, a company foreman, attacked Jones. As the two men fought for Scarborough’s gun, Peet, a company representative, fatally shot Jones. Trial jury acquitted.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: [ ]

Date of incident: 1943-03-31
Location: North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: picketing; engaging in union activity; committing simple trespass

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: no

Criminal process
Arrest: yes
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: [ ]
Trial: yes
Conviction: no
Sentence: [ ]

FBI case ID:

Washington Field Office 44-16

Atlanta 44-48

Savannah 62-168

DOJ case ID:



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