Former short-lived South Carolina Republican Party executive director and self-styled Twitter provocateur Todd Kincannon has been arrested on domestic violence charges. Kincannon says that he didn’t have any memory of the incident that led to his arrest, that he’d overdosed on Benzonatate and his brain, arms, and personality stopped working properly. Right now, we’re feeling like we’ve overdosed on another, much more potent drug: schadenfreude. Just ride the high, baby.
Kincannon was arrested today in connection with an altercation last month, during which he physically threatened his wife Ashley Griffith. In the police report, Griffith claims that the March incident wasn’t an anomaly; Kincannon has a long history of the sort of metastasized “extremely traditional” worldview that leads a man to treat his wife like this:
James threatened he would drive the car into a concrete barrier if the cops became involved. In addition, James also threatened to kill himself if Ashely left. Ashely continued to tell me James has made several threats in the past to kill himself, her, and her family. Furthermore, Ashely said she has past incidents of domestic violence and threats of homicide/suicide recorded. I saw no visible injuries to Ashely, she provided me with a written statement, and was issued a victim’s pamphlet. It should be noted Ashely was trembling as she wrote her statement.
The 33-year-old attorney defended himself in a statement provided to the Charleston City Paper, saying,
I had a severe upper respiratory infection, and I’m the kind of guy who never goes to the doctor. I finally went and was prescribed something called Benzonatate for my cough. I’d never taken it before, and took it for the first time last night. Basically, I went completely crazy after taking it. I don’t even remember all of it. My wife called 911 because she was worried about me and my behavior was way out of character and erratic, and she was afraid for her safety and mine.
Kincannon (who, apropos of nothing, seems to have lost his chin in a tragic autofellatio incident) also has a history of acting like a massive, gaping asshole on Twitter. Last October, Wonkette collected a nice primer of Shit Todd’s Said. Much like a baby’s poopy diaper, it really stinks.
Also like a baby’s poopy diaper: it’s probably best to deal with this particular flavor of mental excrement by wrapping it up and throwing it out rather than setting it in the middle of the kitchen table and discussing how bad it smells.
Enjoy jail, buddy. Because we sure are enjoying this.