TABOR CITY, N.C. — A sheriff says North Carolina’s longest serving state lawmaker has shot one of two intruders who kicked in the front door of his home.
Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten tells The Star-News of Wilmington that 74-year-old state Dem. Sen. R.C. Soles shot the man who was taken to a hospital.
Soles has been in the General Assembly for 40 years.
UPDATE: Senator Sole is to be indicted this week for the shooting! He will not run for re-election!
Good thing that the Senator is allow to own a gun for protection!
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