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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Tabor City Police say they found a man lying in the middle of the road early Friday morning. That man was Stacey Scott. Scott says former Sen. R.C. Soles attacked him with a metal pipe, held a gun to his head, and threatened to kill him if he told anyone about what happened. This did not keep Scott from telling his side of the story.

“I don’t feel safe,” Stacey Scott said. “He told me he could make me disappear.”

Scott says he fears for his life after what he says former Sen. R. C. Soles told him Friday morning.

“He said, ‘you know I can make you disappear? It’s very easy, I can make you disappear.’ I said, ‘Is that a threat?’,” Scott said. “He pulled his pistol out and crammed it in the side of my face and said ‘I’ll blow your (expletive deleted) brains out right here.’”

Scott says the whole thing started when he went to Soles’ property Thursday night.

“I went to Mr. Soles’ home around 6:30 in the evening,” Scott said. “He was not there. He always told me not to go to his home but if it’s really important, to go. So, I went around to his back deck and just sat there and waited on him. Around 10:30 he shows up.”

Scott says he desperately needed to speak to Soles about his wife’s court case and he wanted to ask the former senator for recommendations for potential jobs. He says Soles was not excited to see him when he got home.

“When he sees me sitting on the back deck, he immediately starts hitting me a metal pipe,” Scott said. “He knocked me into the grass, told me to leave. He maced me, I told him I’m leaving.”

Scott says after Soles hit him repeatedly with the metal pipe, he told him to get in the car. He says Soles then drove him down the road and threatened his life if he told anyone.

“He said ‘what just happened?’ I said ‘you beat the hell out of me’,” Scott said. “He slapped me and said ‘what just happened?’ I said, ‘nothing happened.’”

Scott says although he was threatened, he is not afraid of Soles.

“God says ‘Fear no man,” Scott said. “He says, ‘the one that will kill thy flesh but the one that will kill both thy flesh and thy soul.’”

Scott says he hopes Soles is arrested but he does not think there is enough evidence to prove anything really happened.

“I don’t believe there is enough proof,” Scott said. “He has surveillance systems. They are so good, the U.S. Army can’t get to his front door without him knowing but he’s probably deleted all that already.”

Scott says he does not expect everyone to believe him, but he says he knows the truth.

“I don’t want you to believe me,” Scott said. “I know some people will believe me.”

Scott said he spent five hours with the Tabor City Police as well as the Columbus County District Attorney Friday discussing the incident. Tabor City Police say they have turned over the case to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and they expect to continue the investigation after the holiday.

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21 Comments on "FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Stacey Scott speaks out about R.C. Soles"

2015 years 10 months ago

Everything comes with price. I know I paid it once. Still paying for it while “IT” walks free. I never had so much as a speeding ticket but I had to use RC once for a non criminal case. Generous then no-generous now No everything has a price.Just be thankful that there is only one of them for now. There used to be more but Columbus County is down to one now. This only shows the world that nothing is illegal until you get caught.

2015 years 10 months ago

What a freakshow?!!??!!?

2015 years 10 months ago

I think it’s funny how in the video you guys did, Stacy mentioned getting hit in the head with a pipe, repeatedly. He even said, he had been hit so many times and so hard that he wasn’t thinking clearly and forgotten that he had his cell phone, after Soles gave it back to him. How come he didn’t have any injuries to his head? It’s not as if he has long hair covering cuts or bruises.

2015 years 10 months ago

Funny, you have my thoghts precisely.

I watched the video, and I looked closely at Scott’s shifty eyes. I looked for injuries on head, and I surely didn’t see any.

Beat on the head with a metal pipe? He would have been knocked out cold if this had happened.

Stacy is a stalker and a trespasser and a bully. RC have every right to run him off and hold a gun to his head. That’s what I would have done.

off the cuff
2015 years 10 months ago

The Tabor City Police stated that they found no sign of injuries on the young man….and I use that term lightly. However, any hospital will issue crutches out to a person claiming pain and difficulty walking even if they find no recent injuries. The police even stated that his clothes (pants) were not even dirty as if he had been crawling 3 blocks or more….LOL. He is a know liar and has even admitted it before, so why should he expect anyone to believe his lies now. It is about time these “young men” quit trying to ride the money train and threatening and trying to cause damage at a man’s home where he is 3 to 4 times there age!!

Regardless of whatever, they go to him knowingly…..all because of their own greed for the almighty dollar. Time to get a job boys. Earn your keep the good ole honest way….WORK!!!!!!!!

Wade griffis
2015 years 10 months ago

Mayberry never existed. I am approximately the same age as Soles. In my young days, if someone had tried the stuff that Soles is alleged to have done- he would be singing soprano for the rest of his life.

2015 years 10 months ago

Soles is an elderly man in his seventies, and this young turk–Stacey Scott–says Soles beat the s**t out of him? Stacey’s story is not all that convincing–part truth, part lies. The truth is probably that Soles ran him off his property and threatened him.

But first of all, Stacey had no business on RC’s deck at 10:30 at night. He was trespassing on private property!

Second, Stacey and the other young men with unsavory pasts–RC represented all of them in court for various crimes– seem to have ganged together to harass and bully Mr. Soles.

It’s looking more and more like a classic case of bullying to me–elder bullying. My sympathies are solidly with Mr. Soles.

Is it not possible for Columbus County Law officials to get the message to Soles’ bullies that if they continue their bully tactics, they will be dealt with harshly by the courts?

2015 years 10 months ago

He didn’t do anyyyythinnnnng but “represent” these men when they were only teens, did he? No other contact with them? Wasn’t buying them houses, fast cars, and giving them cash for God knows what?

Plus, how can the courts “deal with them harshly” when Creepy Old Guy is their head cheerleader when they go to trial?

If you believe this isn’t a case of your past coming back to haunt you to your grave, then you obviously don’t live in Columbus County and haven’t heard the stories about what has gone on for YEARS.

2015 years 10 months ago

What color is the sky on your planet?

2015 years 10 months ago

RC is so disturbing. Why does no one take this seriously? Any normal citizen would be rotting in jail for the things RC has done.

2015 years 10 months ago

If so, Soles flintlock pistol would not have fired. Too damp to ignite the primer and powder. Jr just wanted to see his sugar daddy one more time.

2015 years 10 months ago

This is the weirdest bunch of stories that I have ever heard in my life!!!

I still can’t get over the fact that RC had the audacity to ride on the back of a convertible while waving mindlessly to the otherwise excited crowds during last years Fourth of July Parade in Southport.

(Dooo he think he a celebrity?)

No one boooo’d.

Everyone wanted to.

Must be that southern hospitality!!??!

Hospitality extended into the court system, as well.

What’s really going on? Is the Judge his boyfriend? Getting kickbacks or corvets and houses bought for him too? There should be a Federal Investigation of every aspect of this utter nonsense.

Or am I crazy or Is This NORMAL to allow this nonsense to go on in the COURTS??
Put them all away and throw away the key.

I am absolutely aghast that this man represented N.C.’s past as the states longest standing Senator in the General Assembly in North Carolina???

THAAT sure does not fare well for past NC voters…but says a lot for keeping a Good ole’ Boy in power.

So sorry, but why would people keep voting for this loon?

2015 years 10 months ago

” Creepy Old Guy “….


2015 years 10 months ago

Good One, Ocean Isle Resident!

I’ll buy you a vowell for that zinger and you can choose curtain Number 1.

It may have a rainbow behind the shiny new Vet.

2015 years 10 months ago

Well I am going to say somthing good about Mr. Soles because he is a good man.

When my mama was in Duke hospital with cancer R.C. heard about us not having enough money for gas to get up there and see her and he gave us money for gas and food and helped with other expenses for a period of about five months.

Mr. Soles has done this for many many people I know of personally.

For you hateful people who are saying these rude things about Mr. Soles, I say who have you helped out lately?
And to Mr. Soles I say thank you.

2015 years 10 months ago

Did you have a teenaged son at the time?

2015 years 10 months ago

I For ONE, have helped out NUMEROUS people since moving to North Carolina over fifteen years ago, upon seeing the state of mental illness, abject poverty, and substance abuse cases here. Poverty, usually caused by drug/alcohol abuse and/or mental illness in families who can’t or do not work for a living.

I have given my professional services to this ‘state’
(of distress), FREE of any charge, as I have watched MANY GOOD CHRISTIAN people do.

Since you have asked the question, “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY…”

Unconditionally…and never before discussed,

I have bought shoes and socks for the shoeless and sockless.

I have bought pants for the drunks who defecated in theirs.

I have delivered Meals on Wheels.

I have cooked Meals on Wheels during the Holidays, when YOU were sleeping in, or enjoying the day with your family, or going off to the beach.
I have helped Salvation Army and the Marines with their Children Toys Christmas Programs.
I have worked endless hours on Angel Tree programs for Prisoners kids so they have a bond when their mommies and/or daddies get out of Prison.

I have stood vigil over dying aged people who have no family, or who have no family who cares enough.

I have stooped to the curb, to pick up someone who was homeless, alone, lost, forsaken and forgotten, all while YOU AVERTED YOUR EYES.

Yet, I keep getting told that I am a “NORTHERNER”, as if I do NOT do enough for those who seem to “just want to get by”, but always need a HANDOUT from …oh yeah, one of us Da** Yankees.

Ya know what, Glenda, You are Right… Lets follow your question, (which always comes up when there are opposing viewpoints), the rest of my answer is in the form of a QUESTION, “What have you DONE LATELY?”
P>S. Don’t call us HATEFUL because we make Intelligent comments about an unintelligent situation.

2015 years 10 months ago

Having been a Columbus County resident all my life, I know that R.C. Soles has helped many families without any expectation of being repaid. There is so much poverty here.

And there are lots of families that could tell a story similar to Glenda’s.

And Guest7654, I don’t think having a teenage son was a requirement for RC’s generosity.

And like Glenda said, I bet you–even if you had the money–would not be as generous as RC has been for many years.

R.C. has many supporters around my neck of the woods, and my husband and I are two of them.

2015 years 10 months ago

This is all okay? You think he gives money to all these young men because he’s “generous?”

2015 years 10 months ago

Generous, seriously?

2015 years 10 months ago

What a foolish rant!


I suggest you heed the Bible’s admonition “When thou givest thine alms, do not sound the trumpet before thee.”

And your suggestion that transplanted Northerners are the primary benefactors of the poor down here in the backwoodsy South is ludicrous.


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