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SC Senate Candidate Addresses Arrest Record

DONALD JOSLYN: “I’VE BEEN VERY OPEN AND HONEST ABOUT IT” One of the two candidates seeking to oust incumbent “Republican” S.C. Senator Larry Martin in this spring’s GOP primary election has been arrested on multiple occasions over the last dozen years. Donald Joslyn, a native of Liberty, S.C., has multiple arrests listed…

DONALD JOSLYN: “I’VE BEEN VERY OPEN AND HONEST ABOUT IT”

One of the two candidates seeking to oust incumbent “Republican” S.C. Senator Larry Martin in this spring’s GOP primary election has been arrested on multiple occasions over the last dozen years.

Donald Joslyn, a native of Liberty, S.C., has multiple arrests listed on the Pickens County, S.C. detention center website.  The arrests include charges for a fraudulent check, assault and battery, malicious injury to real property, malicious injury to personal property, stalking and two criminal domestic violence arrests.

The incidents leading to these arrests occurred between 2004 and 2011 – however Joslyn says he was only convicted on one of the charges.

So … what’s the deal?

“There’s three sides to every story – one side, the other side and the truth,” Joslyn told us.

According to Joslyn, most of the drama revolves around the early days of his relationship with his wife of fourteen years (and the mother of his three children) – Amanda Joslyn. Specifically, he says he had post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a tour in Afghanistan – and Amanda had a bipolar condition that doctors misdiagnosed as depression.

“You put a soldier with PTSD with a wife who has been loaded up with prescription drugs you’re going to have some conflicts,” Joslyn told us. “It wasn’t knock down drag-outs, it was simple arguments and then the system decided ‘we’re going to take charge’ and they did.”

Joslyn’s first CDV arrest occurred in November 2006 in the aftermath of a fight at a home in Easley, S.C. where his wife’s aunt lived.  According to Joslyn, he went to the home to pick up his three-year-old daughter after learning that his wife and her aunt were hosting a party involving numerous teenagers and “tons of alcohol.”

“I wasn’t going to have my little girl in that type of environment,” he said.

AMANDA JOSLYN
AMANDA JOSLYN

When Joslyn arrived at the house to pick up his little girl, an argument ensued and – according to him – his wife’s aunt struck him on the head with a liquor bottle.  That set off a free-for-all in which Joslyn says he was assaulted by multiple teenagers.

The ensuing melee resulted in his wife sustaining minor bruises on her leg – although Joslyn said he was not the cause of those injuries.

“They called the law and guess who goes to jail,” he said. “They said I started it.”

The CDV charge and a separate assault charge were later dropped. Joslyn’s second CDV arrest also involved an incident with his wife.

“I grabbed a cell phone out of her hand and three days later I get arrested for it,” he said.

That charge was also dropped.

The one charge that did stick?  A malicious injury to property charge that Joslyn said stemmed from a man stalking his wife.

“I slashed his tires,” he admitted.

Joslyn later pleaded guilty to that charge – and paid restitution.

“Me and my wife overcame all that over the last six to eight years,” Joslyn said. “We were young, dumb and stupid – but all that has made us better parents and better human beings.”

The Joslyns have been very open about their past – and the fact they’ve resolved their problems in spite of government’s involvement in their lives and the adverse impact of various pharmaceutical treatments on their respective conditions.

“I am thankful for a husband that would rather have his wife present and awake,” Amanda Joslyn said, referring to the medications she took that left her “manically depressed.”

Donald Joslyn said that’s why he’s not afraid of his story being “out there.”

“I’ve been very open and honest about it,” he said. “I’ve told anybody who wants to ask. I’ve even posted information about my arrest record on my Facebook page.  I’ve talked about it so much my consultant even told me ‘maybe you ought to not talk about it so much.'”

Does he worry his past might disqualify him from serving in the S.C. Senate in the minds of some voters?

“Obviously I was good to go to Afghanistan,” he said.

In addition to Martin, former S.C. Rep. Rex Rice is also running for this seat.  Joslyn said he was prepared to support Rice, but the former petition candidate told him he wasn’t running.

S.C. Senate District 2 – map here – is located in the socially conservative Upstate region of South Carolina.  It includes the towns of Pickens and Easley.  It’s a district that’s been hit hard by the decline in manufacturing jobs in the Palmetto State – meaning it ought to want a true pro-free market champion representing its interests.

Joslyn says he’s that guy …

“I’m just a regular Joe trying to make some noise for the people,” he said.

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71 comments

Hobi March 10, 2016 at 10:38 am

I’d do her

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shifty henry March 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

she doesn’t have ‘crazy eyes’

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Bible Thumper March 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Another selfie…

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 4:43 pm

All I can say to her is – save a horse, ride a cowboy.

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Yeah but still, she’s from SC – the crazy ain’t in just the eyes.

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mamatiger92 March 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm

“I’m saying this is the South. And we’re proud of our crazy
people. We don’t hide them up in the attic. We bring ’em right down to the living room and show ’em off. See, Phyllis, no one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family. They just ask what side they’re on.” Julia Sugarbaker

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm

she doesn’t have ‘crazy eyes’

Yes. Yes, she does.
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Maria Clancy goes up to Father O’Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she’s in tears.
He says, “So what’s bothering you, Maria my dear?”
She says, “Oh, Father, I’ve got terrible news. My husband passed away last night.”
The priest says, “Oh, Maria, that’s terrible. Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?”
She says, “That he did, Father.. ”
The priest says, “What did he ask, Maria? ”
She says, “He said, ‘Please Maria, put down that damn gun…’ “

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sparklecity March 10, 2016 at 11:06 am

There is no shit PTSD and then there’s guys like this dude who use it as an excuse for multiple fuck-up’s. He claims he’s all fucked up but he’s stable enough to be a politician…yeah,right
Nowhere did I read where he seeked counseling from the VA.
I have respect and empathy for my fellow vets but I wouldn’t vote for him just because he’s a vet because of shit like posted above.
But then again, Trump won big time in Ser Kerolina so anything’s possible.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 11:38 am

People like that detract from actual sufferers of PTSD and is really disgusting behavior.

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The Colonel (R) March 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm

There’s the off chance that he is suffering from some form of PTSD but you’ve got it right on, if he is, he needs to spend his time getting some treatment rather than trying to give us taxpayers “the treatment”…

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sparklecity March 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Sorta-kinda like Trump’s “I had a bad earpiece” excuse……….
What a bunch of bullshit……but the only thing that’s worse is people will support this guy just like many believe everything that lying sack of shit Trumps spouts off on.

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Is that Pogo Tango Stress Disorder. I might have that.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

I think we all have that by now.

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euwe max March 10, 2016 at 11:21 am

Me and my wife
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Voucher speak

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guest March 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Public school speak.

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TroubleBaby March 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I think he meant in the sense that he’s “vouching” for his wife…but if I’m wrong, kudos to your response.

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Mom March 10, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Public/private school loser speak

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 10, 2016 at 3:11 pm

It’s OK if your wife is Bobbie McGee.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 11, 2016 at 4:36 pm

If your wife has a dog named “Boo” or if she is Mrs. Mrs. Jones it’s OK, too.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 11:34 am

Whenever someone brings up the “three sides to every story” line about themselves, it really sounds like they are admitting “their side” and “the truth” are two different things.

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm

I could never run for office in South Carolina. I have no prior records.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm

They overlook no prior criminal record if you have an affair or two.

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Tazmaniac March 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Working a glory hole on I-85 might help if you don’t mind being a Senator.

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west_rhino March 11, 2016 at 10:08 am

can’t play for Florida State Criminoles or IPTAY’s team (I’m Pre Trial Are You?) either

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idiotwind March 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm

so whats up with the flag wavers behind him?

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Sic Semper Tyrannis March 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

He’s a shoe in for S.Carolina.

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shifty henry March 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

“public school” ..?

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Sic Semper Tyrannis March 10, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Yep, why ?

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shifty henry March 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

“shoe” in..??

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Sic Semper Tyrannis March 10, 2016 at 6:46 pm

I was, am working, it was on the fly.

shifty henry March 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

I was just jerkin’ your chain… I don’t use a portable device but I know it’s easy to misspell words …

Sic Semper Tyrannis March 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Respect as due on payment in full. I have to “old man” hear loud, banging music all day long. This and Harley Davidson are the chat. Our money could be 3 times.

Sic Semper Tyrannis March 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Yep

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dwb619 March 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Gee, I just realized I am such a fuck up I can’t hold a job ,or provide.
Whatever shall I do?
I know , it’s South Carolina.
I will call myself a Republican, run for office, get elected, and never have to “work’ another day in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mamatiger92 March 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

um… no thanks

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mamatiger92 March 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Maybe I spoke too soon. Experience with writing bad checks could be seen as major plus for a SC Senator.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Writing a bad check to road repair companies may be the only way we’ll get our roads fixed at this rate.

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Bible Thumper March 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Haley zingers at Gridiron Dinner

WASHINGTON

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley poked fun at the chaotic 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, and herself as the featured Republican speaker at Saturday night’s annual Gridiron dinner in Washington, D.C.

“Even though I gave the [State of the Union] response, I won’t really feel like I made it until Donald Trump demands to see my birth certificate,” she joked at the dinner, a 130-year old event where journalists and politicians roast each other in speeches and songs.

“By the way when I endorsed Marco [Rubio] everyone assumed we cut a deal,” Haley said in her speech. “We did – he promised I could borrow his boots.”

“Reince Priebus, who I saw earlier, used the RNC to control the debate so they didn’t damage the Republican brand,” Haley said, turning to the Republican National Committee Chairman. “Heck of a job, Priebus.”

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article64412912.html#storylink=cpy

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm

That last zinger was pretty good.

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nitrat March 10, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Wonder who wrote it?

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Tazmaniac March 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Prediction: He wins the election and the wife and Aunt are charged with providing sex and booze to teen age boys. Typical SC political drama.

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Why is that illegal? I mean, helping young boys reach manhood – is a very loving act.

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west_rhino March 11, 2016 at 10:09 am

Yes, but whose manhood are they reaching?

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Selina March 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Well he’s a fucking nut.

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Elfego March 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Hillary Clinton is guiltless so no one in America is any longer guilty of anything!

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

We are gathered here today, to pay are last respects to yet another Disques Account from Flip. This account had a very short life, and was cut tragically short after Flip woke up with a hangover after guzzling Trump wine. He was a loving Disques account, and a graduate of Trump University where he majored in Zillow searching.

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Guest March 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Who knows? Maybe after a police investigation and subpoena’s for IP addresses a warrant has been issued in Ohio for one of your blog friends?My guess is the charge would be Menacing by stalking-a felony of the fourth degree in Ohio?

Have a nice day Mr.Verdad.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

If the police tracked down every mean person on the internet, they would never be able to go home to their families and your trolling would have gotten you in trouble a long time ago.

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Guest March 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm

It is a wonderful thing when local law enforcement who begin an investigation and the state attorney’s office who would issue the search warrants for IP addresses work together.

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Guest March 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm

The Ohio statute makes the harassment a felony if there are three or more instances of it. The counts filed would fall under the portion of the statute dealing with the threatening and obscene nature of the comments.

The counts filed against **** allege **** and **** were subjected to threatening and obscene electronic comments from **** on 11 occasions each between January 22nd, 2016 and March 1st, 2016. The penalties for conviction of a Class 4 felony range from probation to one to three years in prison.

It’s unknown when the warrant will be served.

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Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Well researched.

Rocky Verdad March 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Should my wife contact your attorney about those nasty horrible comments you make about her? Just wonderin’……………

Guest March 10, 2016 at 4:55 pm

That is up to you.If you aren’t persona ‘Flip’ you have nothing to worry about.

Flip March 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

#DisqusLivesMatter

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Lone Ranger March 10, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and Peeler had the guts to honor patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam, Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE—let us make it crystal clear…need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

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mamatiger92 March 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm

oh dear God… please make it stop.

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Lone Ranger March 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and Peeler had the guts to honor patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam, Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE—let us make it crystal clear…need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

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mamatiger92 March 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

LR, what is your address? I will bring you 50 confederate flags. I will help you plant one on every square inch of your yard, but it has absolutely no place on the statehouse grounds.

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Flip March 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

AMEN! Jesus bless you!

Lone Ranger March 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and Peeler had the guts to honor
patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom
Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns,Chumley, Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam,
Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out
and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE…let us make it crystal clear…need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

States Rights March 10, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Hey Lone Raner i wouldn’t even waste the effort here, this is just a place for trolls and liberal asshoes, I only came here to tell you that, the less attention you give them, the better.

Lone Ranger March 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

States Rights puts out their lights because states’ rights was worth the fight THEN
And when we put President Trump in the White House it WILL be worth it yet again !!!

Flip March 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

The crazy train don’t stop I’m afraid, just goes off the rails.

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Mom March 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

I’m always willing to overlook a youthful indiscretion even involving an arrest. But this is trailer trash stuff.

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Scooter March 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Sounds like a perfect candidate for the SC legislature.

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stumpknocker March 10, 2016 at 2:47 pm

as long as he says he will repeal Obamacare, starve poor children, kick out all muslims in the state and promise to succeed from the nation if Hillary is elected, he has this election in the bag.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Is this guy auditioning to be FITSNEWS’ next T-Rav?

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nitrat March 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

“The Joslyns have been very open about their past – and the fact they’ve resolved their problems in spite of government’s involvement in their lives and the adverse impact of various pharmaceutical treatments on their respective conditions.”

A real nincompoop, who sounds about ready to embrace Scientology, wrote this.

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jimlewisowb March 10, 2016 at 4:12 pm

What a breath of fresh air, a Fuckin’ Cockroach who has already done the perp walk

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Youtube Doctor of Info March 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Women and mind altering drugs = bad mix.

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John March 10, 2016 at 5:45 pm

CDV. Stalking. Malicious injury.

Is this guy Thad Viers long lost cousin?

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