Scarborough had gotten a reputation of being far more low-key, less controversial and a lot less of a loose cannon than his predecessor, Lynn Seithe1, who he'd ousted from House District 115 (James Island and Folly Beach) in the 2000 GOP Primary.
I'd say this incident does NOT help him maintain that low-key, thoughtful image.
As the current chairman of the Lowcountry Utilities Coordinating Committee, I will go on record by saying that in no way whatsoever do I endorse this method of dealing with utility companies and their employees, no matter how bad the dispute may be:
State Rep. Wallace Scarborough took a gun with him late Saturday when he went outside to investigate flashlights in his parents' backyard. He spent the rest of the night in jail.
Scarborough, 47, was arrested after brandishing and pointing a pistol at utility workers and then firing his gun at about 9:45 p.m., according to an affidavit. Two South Carolina Electric and Gas employees were in the yard checking equipment after storms passed through the area, SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower said.
Scarborough, who was house sitting at his parents' home in the Crescent community in West Ashley, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill and released Sunday on a personal recognizance bond, according to jail officials.