Friday, May 25, 2012
Vick was arrested in Columbia Thursday morning with a female student from USC in his car and a pistol in his pocket.
A state representative running for the 7th Congressional District announced his plans to withdraw from the race just one day after his arrest in Columbia. Rep. Ted Vick, D-Chesterfield, announced on Friday he would end his Congressional campaign. “After spending time with my family, my pastor and my friends, I have decided to end my campaign for the United States Congress," Vick said in a press release. "While I have full confidence that the legal system will clear much of this up, it will not change the fact that I made some serious mistakes that I alone am responsible for. I realize that I have caused pain to those who love and support me and it’s my responsibility to make this right." Vick, who was arrested in Columbia early Thursday …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
South Carolina Rep. Thad Viers resigns amid harassment charges.
South Carolina Rep. Thad Viers, R-Horry, has announced his resignation from the House of Representatives during a legislative session Wednesday morning. Viers, who faces charges of first-degree harassment after an incident involving his 28-year-old girlfriend, said he was resigning because he will be indicted Thursday in regards to the incident, according to a report from The State. In January, Viers withdrew from the state's new 7th Congressional District after being charged by the Myrtle Beach Police Department. According to a police report, Viers continued to call, text and email his ex-girlfriend after she broke off the relationship in June or July in 2011. Viers has served in the House of Representatives for five terms.
Friday, January 6, 2012
S.C. Rep. Thad Viers, 33, Myrtle Beach turned himself in Friday afternoon to Myrtle Beach Police on charges of first-degree harassment.
Charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend, S.C. Rep. Thad Viers, 33, of Myrtle Beach has announced he is withdrawing from the upcoming 7th District Congressional race and would not seek reelection, following his arrest on Friday. "As of today, I am withdrawing from the race for South Carolina’s new 7th Congressional District due to personal reasons, and I will not be a candidate for any office in 2012," Viers said in a statement emailed to the media. "While I had hoped to join South Carolina’s conservative congressional delegation in fighting back against Washington’s out-of-control spending spree, now is not the time. Instead, I will focus on building my law practice and advocating free market principles here in Horry County." According …