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TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — Two young men with a checkered past and connections to R.C Soles are back in trouble after another incident at the former senator’s home.

Tabor City Police are searching for B.J. Wright. Allen “Frog” Strickland, another one of the young men associated with Sen. Soles, turned himself in to Tabor City Police around 2 p.m.

Wright and Strickland have a long history with Soles and with the law. The most recent trouble started late Saturday night and spilled in to early yesterday morning.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Soles’s Tabor City home after Wright and Strickland reportedly rammed the gate and were doing donuts in the yard. When police arrived, the duo allegedly started a high-speed chase.

Police say they went to Soles’s home again around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, because the men were back.

Police took Wright to jail during a third visit around 8 a.m. Sunday after someone broke a window at the home.

“He’s been in trouble with the law on several occasions, but it’s an every day thing, and justice will prevail in the end,” Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless said.

Wright faces charges of fleeing to allude arrest, criminal damage to property and trespassing. Strickland is charged with trespassing and injury to real property. He was released Monday afternoon after meeting a $10,000 bond, according to Strickland.

Wright was supposed to appear in court this afternoon, but failed to show up. The judge set a $1 million bond and electronic house arrest. The prosecutor called Wright a danger to society, who causes havoc and potential harm.

Wright and Strickland called our newsroom earlier this afternoon wanting to tell their story. We talked and made plans to meet, but in the time it took our crew to get from Tabor City to Whiteville, the duo were gone. Strickland turned himself in a few hours later.

As for Sen. Soles, he did not want to talk about what happened.

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12 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright facing $1 million bond, Allen Strickland in and out of jail for incidents at Soles’s home"

2015 years 10 months ago

Why are these boys harassing RC? Too messy. Get a screenplay together and shop it around. RC’s tired of paying you boys off.

2015 years 10 months ago

I get the feeling R.C. has some major skeletons in his closet.

Guest 25
2015 years 10 months ago

I think that must have been the one interviewing over the phone.

TC Born & Raised
2015 years 10 months ago

These two boys should be locked away for good…they keep the police in Tabor City tied up with their stupid antics way too much. Sen. Soles DOES own some repsonsibility in this, make no mistake, but the citizens of Columbus County should be able to rest at night not having to worry about these two running around free.

WWAY-TV3, if you would STOP playing this game with them and running to these two every time they call and want to “tell their side of the story”, some of this would stop!!!!

Grand Ole Party
2015 years 10 months ago

Who would have thought?

Das Weibstück
2015 years 10 months ago

Would really like to know what BJ has on RC. There has to be something to keep BJ going back to RC….. Soles has done something with or to that guy. Bet ya.

Guest Pappy
2015 years 10 months ago

Sounds like someone is covering up something. What about it RC?

2015 years 10 months ago

I completely agree with Das, there is some connection between RCS and this young man.

Tater City
2015 years 10 months ago

Them Duke boys sure are causing trouble for Boss Hog

Guest Pappy
2015 years 10 months ago

Where does Rosco P Coltrane fit in this episode????

2015 years 10 months ago

I was thinking Tator City was located in Hazzard County. This proves it.

2015 years 10 months ago

When are the State and Federal Revenue people gonna start looking into where all the money is coming from for bond and bail? When is the FBI or SBI going to actually investigate?


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