March 28, 2023
The District Attorney’s Office is aware of the incidents that occurred with regard to Trent Lehrkamp. We have met with the law enforcement agencies that are investigating the matter, and we continue to communicate with them as they are working to gather all the available facts and evidence. As the facts become known, we are researching criminal statues and procedures so we can determine what laws are applicable to the facts.
Our objective is the discovery of the truth and the proper application of the law to those facts. This requires a thorough and complete investigation by law enforcement that does not merely rely upon what is posted on social media. This takes time.
As the investigation proceeds, the District Attorney’s Office will continue to confer with law enforcement to monitor the status of the investigation and provide legal advice. Once a complete and thorough investigation has concluded, my office will review all of the evidence and determine the appropriate course of action. We will not make a decision until we know all of the facts and we can determine what can be proven by admissible evidence in a court of law.
After the District Attorney’s Office decides what action should be taken, we will publicly announce our decision and explain the factual and legal basis for the chosen course of action. At the appropriate time, a redacted copy of the investigative case file will be posted on our website at brunswickda.org under the tab for “Special-Interest Cases” so the public can review the facts for themselves.
While we understand the public interest in this case, we urge everyone to be patient and allow the investigation to take its due course. There is much misinformation about the matter on social media, and we ask you to not assume that social media posts are the actual facts of the case. The District Attorney’s Office pledges to be as transparent as possible as this case moves through our judicial system.
Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.