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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.

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  • Guest Apu

    My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump. My advise is to run Stacey, run.

  • It’s a name that would be chosen by only the well traveled or the obscenely dangerous people. I have seen this word usage and text traveling by only a few people in my life. Is that you R.C.?

  • ColCor

    The “he” referred to in the previous note is RC Soles. Oddly enough, his latest actions have that “beatings will continue until morale improves” feel to them.

  • Columbus Countian

    Child abuse (e.g., molestation)is known in the mental health field as “the gift that keeps on giving”. If any of these young men were abused as minors, an egregious act or acts has occurred. Victims often attempt to self-medicate (i.e., use alcohol or other drugs)in an effort to deal with anxiety/depression. Thus, any perpetrator should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Yet, one should keep in mind that if variables such as money and power are introduced into the equation, there is an inexorable skewing of the situation in favor of the perpetrator. Sex offenders frequently “groom” their intended victims by offering/promising desirable things to their prey. Victims are not just randomly selected by a perpetrator. Perpetrators are most interested in targets that would be relatively easy to manipulate or coerce. It is certainly not without precedent that victims have eventually taken revenge upon their perpetrators.

  • In my past interviews with WWAY I stated that RC Soles had become dangerous and that I feared for my life at that time. All I can say is YAAA! Go RC, Every time time you pull this kinda crap it gives my story even more credibility. Believe Stacy? You darned right he did the same thing to me except without the gun. As far as bruises Rc is good at that kinda thing he knows just how and where to hit without leaving a mark.

  • ColCor Follow up

    Clarification of the situation with Scott.

    There are two predilections that folks in Columbus assert that have to do with young men. One is what has been asserted by folks like BJ Wright and others having to do with money and sexual favors. The other is that he enjoys beating these young men, also for money.
    Thus it isn’t incongruous what we’ve seeing and what has been said for the past forty years with respect to what is, most likely, a very very disturbed ex-senator.

  • guesty

    “Pipe pounding.” The jokes write themselves.

  • Malaria

    I do not believe RC had any sexual interest in Stacey Scott. Take a look at Scott’s photo.

    All of this is really NOT entirely about sex. It’s deeper than that. There is something very dark and shadowy about the amount of money Soles gave to these hooligans, and I do not believe it was for sexual favors. It was for something else. What? I cannot imagine.
    Soles is in his late seventies, and could be affected by a slight dementia.

    It is entirely possible that Soles, a rich man with more money than he could ever spend, foolishly gave these troubled young men money to help them or their family members with some problem.

    There are many, many people around Columbus County who can testify to Soles’ generosity. He, and his father before him, have given money to countless needy people without any expectations of it ever being repaid.

    But Soles is not a good judge of character. And now these criminals keep coming back to him demanding more and more money.

    The situation is reeling out of control, and deadly violence will erupt if something is not done to prevent the young hoodlums from continuing to harass Soles for more money.

    It is not an amusing situation. Soles is an old, possibly confused, man.

  • scottythegenetator

    One boy claimed RC was being investigated for “muligation”.

    One boy said he touched him on his “genetrailia”.

    No wonder Stacey is mad…he had his genetaters mulligated!


  • 475698245698225266511565

    where is the like button??

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