Former South Carolina Senator Arrested…Again

John Kuhn is back behind bars…

Former South Carolina Senator and ex-GOP Chairman of Charleston County John Kuhn was arrested on Thursday for the second time in three months – this time for assault.

Kuhn, 61, was booked into the Charleston County Detention Center at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, according to jail records obtained by this media outlet.

Kuhn’s latest arrest comes ten weeks after he was charged with collision causing property damage and “improper passing” in connection with the shocking incident in downtown Charleston, SC.

Kuhn was released in March $10,232 personal identification band. It is not immediately clear whether his latest arrest violated the terms of that bail.


Kuhn represented SC Senate District 43 (map) from 2001-2003. Ten years later, he ran unsuccessfully for the Palmetto State’s first congressional district 6.5 percent of votes in a field of sixteen candidates. Six years later, Kuhn was elected chairman of the Republican Party in Charleston, but resigned nine months later after a dispute with the party’s treasurer and first vice chairman.

As noted in our previous coverage, Kuhn has long been under scrutiny for his uneven temperament — including multiple incidents on the road and a 2009 situation in Atlanta in which he was temporarily removed from a domestic flight for refusing to carry a portable electronic device. switch off the device.

At the time of his latest arrest, our media outlet was investigating yet another alleged road rage incident involving Kuhn, which occurred just days after his arrest on March 14, 2024.

Like anyone accused of committing any crime, Kuhn is presumed innocent until proven guilty by our criminal justice system – or until he chooses to enter into some form of adjudication in connection with a settlement with prosecutors regarding one of the charges. filed against him.

This is a developing story…check back often for updates.



(Travis Bell Photography)

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