SC Politics

Catherine Templeton Fires Son From Campaign Following Felony Assault Charge

“Hampton is off the rails …”

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South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Catherine Templeton has fired her 18-year-old son from his position as a field representative with her campaign following his arrest earlier this week on a felony first degree assault and battery charge.

News of the arrest of Hampton Brooks Templeton was first reported by this media outlet yesterday. As noted, it was Templeton’s second arrest in the last seven months. A prior charge of pointing a presenting a firearm filed against him last September was dropped in January of this year.

Both arrests were made by officers of the Mount Pleasant, S.C. police department. According to our sources, the arrests reveal a broader pattern of violent behavior exhibited by Templeton – including violence toward women.

“Hampton is off the rails,” a source familiar with the situation told our media outlet.



Our media outlet was in the process of investigating several of these allegations at the time of Templeton’s most recent arrest.

While details have yet to be released about Templeton’s latest arrest, he reportedly admitted to pointing and presenting a firearm at a vehicle during a September 4, 2023 road rage incident in Mount Pleasant. Two children were reportedly inside the vehicle when Templeton pointed his weapon at them.

The charge was later dropped due to “insufficient evidence.”

It has since been expunged, meaning records related to the case are no longer available.

Sources familiar with the situation say the charge was dropped because the weapon Templeton admitted to brandishing was a pellet gun – not a firearm as defined by the statute.

Catherine Templeton is the top choice of the GOP establishment to take out incumbent first district congresswoman Nancy Mace, who is being targeted for defeat because she stood against the Washington, D.C. swamp (and its uniparty leaders).

Templeton’s reaction to her son’s issues? The candidate has yet to address the controversy directly, but her campaign issued a statement to reporter Caitlin Byrd of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier indicating it was “not going to comment on a legal matter regarding a high school fight.”

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and eight children.



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Squishy123 (the original) April 17, 2024 at 5:34 pm

Kate’s getting fat.

Jon Astley April 18, 2024 at 3:11 pm

…and Jane’s getting serious, too!

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The Colonel Top fan April 17, 2024 at 7:14 pm

Why do I suspect that picture is of the Templeton Family rent a crowd; Hubby, thug son, niece, sister, brother in law and brother…

Sheriff Buford T. Justice Top fan April 18, 2024 at 9:47 am

Colonel I agree with you. What a fine example of a staged S… Show with her sorry fat ass the center of attention!

Cranston Snord Top fan April 17, 2024 at 7:20 pm

I don’t know— A@B 1st Degree and pointing and presenting both felonies

Sure it all just a big mistake !!

All he needs now is a DUI 2nd and he can one for Office

Nepobaby Paradise April 18, 2024 at 8:06 am

Was he given a paycheck? I’d like to know how much of other people’s money went to the failson for doing presumably little to nothing. Also if the position is now vacant where do I apply? I can make pretty bad decisions. I have a resume!

Katie Top fan April 18, 2024 at 8:36 am

Good reporting Fits News!

Fitscommentator95 Top fan April 18, 2024 at 9:05 am

I guess we can say she “took a buzzsaw” to her son’s position.

Wayne Hegamyer Top fan April 18, 2024 at 2:29 pm

With him, presumably going to college in the fall, that should be interesting to watch. I can’t even imagine how much trouble he could get into a way from family.

King Kong April 18, 2024 at 3:09 pm

Fits has gone apeshit with the paywalls.

MaryContrary Top fan April 18, 2024 at 10:16 pm

I know paywalls can be a pain but just about every interest site has one after a few freebies. I personally find that the majority of the time that it is worth the money. I really enjoy Will, Jenn, Dylan and Andy’s reporting.

This Templeton young man seems to be very Paul Murdaughish. He needs to be watched carefully and mama and dadddy might want to stop bailing him out before it is too late.


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