Strickland sells Corvette the day he makes bond

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Submitted: Wed, 09/09/2009 - 9:21pm
Updated: Sat, 04/14/2012 - 1:48am

We now know a little bit more about Allen Strickland’s finances. He is the 17 year old from Tabor City, who bought a house and a Corvette with money given to him by State Senator RC Soles. Strickland recently posted bail on a half million dollars bond, after being arrested for leading police on a high speed chase in his car. The unemployed teenager would not comment on where he got the money to post that bail, but WWAY found out Wednesday he sold his Corvette on the same day he made bond. The owners of P & C Wrecker, the impound lot where the car is being held, confirm they bought the Corvette from Strickland, but declined to say how much they paid for it.


  • NC Tax Payer says:

    He should just run for a government position, He fits right in with all this corruption that thepublic wants to be so blind towards.. Open your eyes people. Where is all this money coming from????

  • Guest135 says:

    What great interaction you have with your viewers! Thank you for standing with us against corruption and not “leaving this alone” as some have suggested. Sweeping such issues as the Soles/Strickland money trail under the rug fans the flames of corruption and oppression. I believe when viewers contribute, important issues are uncovered or illuminated. Most recently, I found it very interesting when one viewer noted that Senator Soles’ cousin is a partner in the company that bought the Vette. What a tangled web. We depend on WWAY to separate fact from hear say. Great job getting out the facts!

  • Gues workingmybunsoffinWhitevilletown says:

    Very well put. He is a strong arm here, no doubt. But it is not JUST about job security, although that is part of it, It is about being able to do what you want, when you want, how you want, and with whom you want. That spells out total freedom and he has gotten by with it so long that he thinks he is untouchable. It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out. How far does justice go? Will he be treated the same as if it were you or I? My bets are No he won’t.

  • 3rd Generation Resident of CC says:

    Mr. Soles has most of the county hooked on his good ole boy job system. This will continue as the most disgusting and deplorable way of job security until he resigns. The state is now investigating all charges. Do you realize he is chair of the senate judicial committee which oversees the same people that are now investigating him. Even the gov owes his success to soles. Wake up people. Demand his resignation before the same old crowd dismisses his disgusting behavior which has ran rampant for years.

  • wennie says:

    a hole lot more to this story !!!!

  • WRONG says:

    Someone needs to get to the bottom of this!!! That is what is wrong with this country! People close their eyes, cover their ears and keep their mouths shut, but expect things to change. Please…wake up.

  • Guest 100 says:

    Who cares. Leave these people alone!

  • todull says:

    i agree with you 100%. they need to leave them alone

  • Watching says:

    The possible reason P&C Wrecker did not disclose the amount of money paid for the vehicle is because they didn’t put the money up but were used as a filter. Knowing this wrecker service, I don’t see how they could possibly come up with this amount of money that quickly.

    Sounds like someone else with a generous checkbook was involved. This needs further investigation.

  • buyyourjunkcar says:

    Well, of course Mr. Strickland sold his car–it was wrecked. If the person who bought the wrecked Corvette paid 50,000.00 for it so Mr. Strickland could raise bail I have a nice car for sale also. It only needs tires, a motor, transmission, seats, fender, doors, shocks…
    I especially liked the vanity plate—they cost extra, too. Glad to see an unemployed 17 year old doing so well. IRS, where the heck are you guys right now? If you thought I was hiding or not reporting a hundred dollars you’d be all over me—we’re talking over $100,000.00. Some investigating needs to be done here.

  • Watching says:

    The P&C Wrecker is owned by Frankie Powell and Kyle Cox. Kyle Cox is a cousin of State Senator RC Soles, Jr.

    Coincidence? Probably not. Just Columbus County politics.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    After all he did not have a license. He’s still got 2 ATVs to scoot around town on. Having seen his operating skills on WWAY, one hopes he learns to wear a helmet.

    Once all the dust settles, and he’s either incarcerated or free of all charges, he can always get some benefactor to pony up for a new set of wheels. Ferrarris are nice; and there is a dealership in the Triad. Then let his imagination fly free. Who knows, maybe spinning around Tabor City as Magnum, PI or as Sonny Crockett with a pet gator named Elvis. Picture a cigarette boat on Lake Tabor.

    One wonders what his lifestyle will be when his benefactor closes the check book. He might want to get an application in, early, at the Tabor City Hardee’s. For certain, without a high school diploma, his employment opportunities are limited.

    And, as someone once noted, all good things must end.

    Check back in 12 months to see his life style. 12 months ago, he was indigent and needed a court appointed attorney. 12 months from now…?

  • NC TAX PAYER says:

    This is still a bigger scandal than the public is aware of. I hope wway continues to investigate.. Thank you WWAY for good reporting..

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