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Former SC Lawmaker In Bar Brawl

Former S.C. Rep. Jim Bob Shirley (D-Abbeville) was arrested over the weekend for his role in a drunken brawl in his hometown that left two people with stab wounds. Shirley – who served one term in the S.C. House of Representatives in the early 1990s – was charged with third-degree assault…

Former S.C. Rep. Jim Bob Shirley (D-Abbeville) was arrested over the weekend for his role in a drunken brawl in his hometown that left two people with stab wounds.

Shirley – who served one term in the S.C. House of Representatives in the early 1990s – was charged with third-degree assault and battery for his role in the fracas, which went down around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Pop-A-Top Sports Bar & Grill in Abbeville, S.C.

The 61-year-old ex-legislator is currently free on bond.

According to reporter Matt Bruce of The (Greenwood, S.C.) Index Journal, the fight began shortly after Shirley and his buddy – 40-year-old Mason Ashley – lost some money shooting pool.

“The female victim told deputies the two suspects were playing pool with the male victim, who won some money from the two men,” Bruce reported. “When the victim left the bar with his girlfriend, he found Shirley outside urinating on his vehicle. According to the report, the victim told Shirley to stop urinating on his vehicle, at which point the former state representative punched the man, sparking a fight.”

Awesome!

Ready for the mug shots? Of course you are …

SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY
ASHLEY
ASHLEY

Ah, local inbrededness …

Both Shirley and Ashley were armed with knives during the brawl – although at this point only Ashley is accused of stabbing his victims. He has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and second-degree assault and battery in the wake of the brawl.

Shirley ran for the State House in 2012 as a petition candidate, attempting to revive his political career – however he received only fourteen percent of the vote.

Arrest records show Shirley was convicted on assault and battery charges in 2000 for punching an Abbeville County man in “the facial area.”

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34 comments

Same ol' Same ol' September 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Pillars of the community.

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guest September 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm

A zoo from another state is sending a 24 year old male gorilla to a South Carolina zoo, so he can be trained to be more kinder to his female gorillas. He’s been biting them and is very mean to them so they hoping he will learn to be a Southern Gentlegorilla and treat his girls better. After reading this , I think they better send him elsewhere.

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Halfvast Conspirator September 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Surely this can’t be true.

And please call me Shirley.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

“Surely you’re not pissing on my car??!!”

“I am pissing on your car. And how did you know my name?”

Airplane!

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Boz Martin September 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Their relative should want to kick your ass for saying they are inbred. But they would have to wait in line, I guess.

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Boz Martin September 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I’m imagining for you to so often cast such aspersions YOUR lines must be “pure”, with no cousins or such every having done the deed at any point in your ancestry, with or without benefit of wedlock, perhaps not with their chosen spouses. Yeah, RIGHT — that’s about as rare in South Carolina families as “pure white” people, which make hen’s teeth commonplace items by comparison.
Having said all that, the two of them DO look like like total drunk-ass douche-nozzles.

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Ab-vulle September 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

The only good that comes out of Abbeville stays out of Abbeville never to return. Most dangerous and racist place in the state, ass-backwards and clinging to the Confederacy like it was yesterday. Unfortunately I have a couple of relatives left there and they still go to Klan rallies. Great deer hunting if you can hold your nose while you pass through town.

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whoze September 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

is Larry Sinclair from abbeville?

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Facts hurt September 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Most racist county that happened to have a BLACK sheriff for 20 years.

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Ha September 27, 2013 at 7:11 am

You added the county part asshole. Facts don’t hurt. Ignorance can be painful though. Take a closer look.

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Original Good Old Boy September 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Quite a handsome duo.

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Nölff September 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I’ve seen that bar, but I’ve never been there. It looks janky. A bunch of guys named Trey and Skeeter are in there.

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Gregory Geddings September 25, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Don’t fergit Red, Scooter, and Jimbo…

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shifty henry September 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Shifty knows Tater, Popcorn, Homebrew, Shorty, Little Davie, and (snicker)—Davie’s WIFE!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

EASY NOW!

Y’all are getting a little close for comfort.

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Gregory Geddings September 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Relax, TBG but…if you happen to go in there you might want to leave out the Goldstein part of the moniker.

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Salty Doggerel September 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Shirley and Ashley; weren’t they once girls?
But I study the mug shots and cannot find pearls.
In prison the two of them will be adequate wives.
But warden, dear warden, relieve them of knives.

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Gregory Geddings September 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Supply them with condoms
And plenty of lube
And let them watch porn
On laptop or tube

And tie up their bedsheets
In sturdy, strong knots
Save the taxpayer some dough
And hang these two twats

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? September 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Very well done to both of you.

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Gregory Geddings September 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Thanks! I ‘m ‘specially happy wid de knots-twats rhyme

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anon. September 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Another High Class Democrat, how did Obama miss him for Sec. of Defense?

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Bubba September 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

This is about all you get out of Abbeville, McCormick, Gaffney, Lexington, backwards, inbred and lacking intelligence: Shirley, Peelers, Knotts… pittiful, just pittiful.

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dwb619 September 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Gaffney used to have a kick ass race track ’til they screwed it up.

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JJEvans September 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Nothing good happens after 12:00am…

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? September 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

A boy named Ashley? Was his Daddy Shirley? (HT to Johnny Cash)

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guest September 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm

What about Ashley in Gone with the Wind? He was a boy, too.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

“My name is Sue!
How do you do?”

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Queen Jean September 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

He’s a Democrat. We take care of our own. Ask the Richland County Democratic Delegation. And you better take care of me, Vinny!

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Edgar September 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

Haha. Good one. I bet you a dollar Jean Toal will trade a vote from Ted Vick for a couple of nolle prosse’s. Wait and see. After what she did to Charlie Segars and Kenny Goode, you think any judge won’t do exactly as she says when she calls to “inquire about a case?”

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Soft Sigh from Hell September 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

“Pop-A-Top Sports Bar & Grill in Abbeville, S.C.”
————–
Can you even imagine?
.
Though I’ve possibly been in worse.

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dwb619 September 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Probably comparable to “Sutts” on the Belton to Ware Place road.

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huh? September 26, 2013 at 6:35 am

40?

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Mguzman September 26, 2013 at 6:42 am

Jim Bob Shirley…just that name alone would create a fight……

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9" September 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

Love a feel good story,and I’ve been to the,Pop Top;ambiance to die for…(really drunk men=bi curious)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzpWJx3I2DY

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