Police: Buster Murdaugh believes he is being stalked

Posted at 10:59 AM, March 13, 2023 and last updated 10:59 AM, March 13, 2023


BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (Court TV) — An incident report filed in South Carolina reveals that the surviving son of disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh is concerned that he is the target of stalkers.

Buster Murdaugh, Alex Murdaugh’s eldest son, testified in the trial that found his father guilty of murdering his younger brother, Paul, and their mother, Maggie.


In a report filed with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on March 6, Brooklyn White, Buster Murdaugh’s girlfriend, said that the couple was becoming increasingly concerned about intrusions by the press at the home they share.

Describing the behavior as “increasingly unsettling and frightening,” deputies said in the report that White witnessed a reporter, identified as Jonathan Lee Riches, looking into the windows of her vehicle outside of her home.

White told deputies that Riches had been following her and Murdaugh while the pair had been at the courthouse for Alex Murdaugh’s trial, but was unaware as to how Riches found her address.

Buster Murdaugh and Brooklyn White walk with three police officers.

Buster Murdaugh arrives at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C., Friday, March 3, 2023 for his father Alex Murdaugh’s sentencing on two counts of murder. Alex Murdaugh was convicted in the June 7, 2021, shooting deaths of his wife and son. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

In the report, a deputy noted that White showed them a series of YouTube videos that show Riches “heckling Buster at the courthouse.”‘

White further told investigators that she had noticed other unidentified members of the press in the area around her home, taking photos of her walking her dogs and asking questions of neighbors.

The responding officer advised White as to the process for filing a restraining order.

A note in the deputy’s report said that Buster Murdaugh “requested not to be listed in the involvements or any subsequent reports due to privacy concerns.”