TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — A former client of R.C. Soles claims the former senator beat and threatened him early this morning.
Tabor City Police say they received word around 3 a.m. of a man lying the middle of the road by the Tabor City Welcome Center. Responding officers discovered it was Stacey Scott, a former client of R.C. Soles. The responding says Scott told him that he had been visiting Soles and that Soles had hit him in the leg with a metal pipe. The officer said he could not see any injuries on Scott when he asked him to show the injuries. Scott said Soles dropped him off at the Welcome Center, put a gun to Scott’s head and said, “If you tell anyone about this, I will blow your (expletive deleted) head off.”
Although investigators say there was no physical evidence of assault, EMS took Scott to Loris Community Hospital in South Carolina. The police officer said when the ambulance arrived, Scott was able to walk and get into it under his own power. A spokesperson from the hospital said Scott was treated and later released.
A police report lists the crime as simple assault. Tabor City Police Lt. Ron Carroll said no charges have been filed, but the department is investigating. The report also says the victim suffered no injuries.
Scott and Soles are no strangers to each other. In 2008, Scott told WWAY Soles had sexually assaulted him. Scott later told another news outlet he lied. In another incident Scott and his mother claimed Soles pushed Scott to the ground, kicked him and took his cell phone. Police urged Scott and his mother to take out a warrant after that, but they did not. Scott has also claimed Soles has given him thousands of dollars.
WWAY has a reporter on the scene, and we will continue to keep you updated on this developing story.