Sun News: Warrant Issued for Rep. Thad Viers
The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News is reporting this evening that an arrest warrant was issued last week for Horry County Rep. Thad Viers, but that the warrant was later recalled.
The initial Sun News bulletin can be found here.
According to an incident report filed by James (Jon) Zeigler of Columbia, Rep. Viers and individuals purporting to represent him are alleged to have threatened Zeigler, his parents and his vehicle with physical harm.
Zeigler, a former advance team member for U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, had been dating Rep. Viers' estranged wife, Natalie McKelvey, according to the newspaper.
McKelvey is currently residing in Texas with her family.
Rep. Viers has personally denied making the threats, calling the incident report a "political hit job."
Rep. Viers, 28, is running unopposed for a third term in the South Carolina House of Representatives (District 69).
In the interest of full disclosure, FITS is friends with all three of the individuals involved in this situation.
Our hope is simply this - that the matter can be quickly resolved in the best interest of all concerned.