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Elgin Councilman Ernst charged with vandalism
Bubba Ernst mugshot
Elgin Town Councilman Bubba Ernst
Elgin Town Councilman Norman Allen “Bubba” Ernst spent a few hours behind bars Wednesday after being arrested for vandalism following a dispute over a lease agreement. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) press release, Ernst, 41, and the operator of a gun range located on Ernst’s property began having a dispute about the lease agreement in December. “Ernst had complained to the gun range operator that noise from the range was interfering with his business and he wanted the range to close down,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said in the release.