State Sen. R.C. Soles is scheduled to go to court tomorrow on felony assault charges. A grand jury indicted the Columbus County Democrat last month for shooting 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn, a client of his law practice.
Soles claims Blackburn was trying to break into his house at the time of the shooting, but Blackburn was shot in the back of the leg.
If Soles pleads guilty or is convicted on felony charges, it would end his legislative career and could land him in prison. It's not clear what would happen if he pleads down to misdemeanor charges.
The hearing starts at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbus County. You can follow our coverage here on wwaytv3.com, Twitter and WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5, 6 and 11.