Ex-State Rep Viers Gets 60 Days for Harassment


By Alicia Barnes

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) _ A former state lawmaker will spend 60 days in jail on the weekends for harassing an ex-girlfriend.

Thad Viers pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree harassment. Prosecutors dropped a stalking charge as part of a plea deal.

Viers' former girlfriend said he called, texted, emailed and showed up at her home months after they broke up and didn't stop even after police contacted him.

A first-degree burglary charge against Viers is dismissed for now, but prosecutors have the right to reinstate the charge if the 35-year-old Myrtle Beach Republican ever bothers the woman again.

Viers was also sentenced to a year of probation.

Viers served in the state House from 2003 until resigning in 2012. He told the judge he was ready to get on with his life.

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Hootie said on Thursday, Jan 9 at 12:37 AM

'He's ready to get on with his life" - Really.. ??? Since when are JERKS allowed to dictate to JUDGES what he/she will/won't do??? This repugnant, loathesome, ill-tempered, lawBREAKER is ready to behave and act human. How disgusting, repulsive and ignorant of him. He should be in JAIL fulltime for five years or whatever his time of service as state lawmaker was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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