Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Damn. Just damn.
S.C. legislator arrested after shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A state lawmaker was arrested after his pistol fired as he confronted two utility workers checking for storm damage outside his parents' home.

Rep. Wallace Scarborough, 47, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill after he pointed a pistol at utility workers and then fired it Saturday night, according to a police report.

He was released from jail Sunday on a personal recognizance bond, according to jail officials.

Two South Carolina Electric and Gas employees had been checking electric equipment at the home after a series of storms passed through the area, SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower said.

Scarborough's lawyer, state Rep. John Graham Altman, said Scarborough asked the utility workers to leave and when they told him they had a right to be there, the Republican lawmaker returned to the house to call police. On the way, the gun accidentally fired and a bullet hit the porch, Altman said.
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