SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend.
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Walter Monroe Lance, 46, of Spartanburg, was charged Monday with kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and grand larceny in a Sunday attack on a woman walking her dog in a park.
“This lady's life was threatened so many times during this act – it's almost too bad that somebody with a concealed weapons permit didn't walk by and hear the cries. That would have fixed this,” Wright said.
“If we don't do something in our society to change the way our justice system is not working, that's about what you're going to have start having. … People are sick and tired of doing the right thing, doing the right thing, doing the right thing, and then people popping right back out of jail on account of a technicality. Read more
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