TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) - A man who claims he was severely beaten by former State Senator R.C. Soles is speaking out.
Stacey Scott alleged that Soles beat him with a metal pipe and threatened to shoot him at his property in Tabor City earlier this week.
Scott is a former client of Soles.
He tells us Soles was a long-time family friend and the best man at his wedding.
Scott said he was on the property to ask for some legal advice and he said he doesn't know what reportedly provoked Soles.
Scott does have scrapes and bruises on his body from the alleged attack.
"His first instinct was violence," Scott said. "He shouldn't have did that. I would have left. He didn't have to beat me like that."
Police are investigating the reported attack.