DA Jon David looking for info in Soles investigation

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- It's been nearly two years after WWAY's reporting led to an SBI investigation into then-Sen. R.C. Soles. Now the District Attorney in Columbus County says his office is still looking into the case.

"I realize that there is a tremendous amount of public interest concerning the alleged criminal behavior on the part of former Sen. R.C. Soles," DA Jon David said in a statement. "The allegations are serious and the community is justified in asking those of us in Law Enforcement what we are doing about the matter. As District Attorney, I am limited by a code of ethics regarding statements that I can make in the press. Please know that my office is deeply committed to seeking justice in all cases on the basis of sufficient facts and credible evidence. Anyone with information concerning this particular situation is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement authority."

David won the race for DA serving Columbus, Bladen and Brunswick Counties last fall. He replaced Rex Gore.

The SBI opened an investigation into Soles after Stacey Scott told WWAY in 2009 Soles had molested him when Scott was a teenager.

For the second day in a row, a SBI spokesperson did not return our calls for an update on the status of the investigation.

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The truth should be found. I hope Jon David throws the book at these good ole boys, that is if the SBI has the evidence.

I wouldn't be surprised if more deals are made, and money exchanged. I hope Mr. David does not become corrupted like so many other politicians in this district.

Please Mr. David, we need someone to work for the people, and to look after us, not the criminals. To heck with the politics, I don't care if your republican or democrat. I just want you to do a better job than Rex did!

The RC haters have just about "rode a dead horse to death"!

Apparently I am not the only one sick of hearing from John David. All he ever does is talk to the media. Name one thing he has done down here that has actually help the community. NOTHING! It is funny how this "Republican" has managed to divide the entire community while not doing one thing helpful for the community. Here is a piece of advice: Stop running your mouth to the media and actually do some work!

I agree with you %100.

all of you posters who think Senator Soles will fall need to take some lessons in real world judicial practices.

With 1 exception, none of those "boys" will be credible witnesses on the witness stand. Any half competent attorney will make mince meat of their feeble attempts to testify against him, if it gets that far. And do you not realize all of those conflicting stories each have told will be used to challenge their credibility on the stand? Then of course there's their criminal backgrounds.

The one credible witness will have to do some soul searching. Will he be willing to expose his family and friends to the sorry details he would reveal on the witness stand? Big question; and at this point no one can likely predict his final decision.

The DA will have to look at all of the data the SBI provides; weigh the liklihood of enough evidence to secure a guilty verdict; and weigh the costs of the legal action which you can be certain will include appeals if the Senator is convicted.

Oh yeah, if you think the trial will take place in Columbus County, get real. No defense attorney will have trouble securing a change of venue.

Don't hold your breath if you think this will be over in the next 30 days. Maybe 5 years; but certainly not in 2011.

But at least you'll have something to ponder and chew over as you stand on the street corners of Tabor City and watch life drive by.

I have met this Jon David you speak of. I find him to intelligent
intellectual. A very good listener and not one to jump to judgment. This I find to be a breath of fresh air compared to the past administration.
You must be part of the old machine that is dead and gone.
Your voices soon to be shut out and never to be in such positions
again. A new age has come to this small sleepy community.
Take note. You are finished. Now for your friend RC. After the law
gets done with him. I hope god shows no mercy.

A few years ago Ben and Jon David approached the most powerful man in the entire district and he was not Odell or RC he had more conections that AT&T. This person had Mike Mcintire calling him on what to do in the Brunswick county area. He is an Brunswick county Icon and when he speaks the entire court systems listens as does the sheriff department. If the want a job next time around. look how smooth Jon David got rid of the trailer trash ADA's he had. A well rounded profressional advice was given to David on how to remove Rexes angels... As someone stated Rex was sitting back counting the votes...What You didn't know he promised AD Lee Greer he would never run against Mike Easley and he did and the real ole Democrates have never forgot that. Rex Gore could have retired if he would have stayed ADA back when Easley was DA ...Oh well Rex screwed up as he does so well...Ronald could you please get Rex a job washing cars at Jones ford!!!!

RC Boy's have been known in TB for many, many years.. You just can't keep your head in the sand anymore... It is about time that someone is standing up to the "Good ole Boy's". I just can't wait until the SBI finishes up with their investegation.. and watch them all fall, one after another... it's getting a little hot isn't it.. LOL

This DA is ridiculous! It is politics all the time. The RC Soles thing has been going on for years, which includes the first 6 months of this DA's term. Only now he says he is looking into it?? Just another time for the DA to pander to the media and look like he is actually doing something. What a joke. The funny thing is that a lot of people in his three counties actaully believe he is helping the community. Tell him to try acting as a leader instead of politicing all the time.

Where was Rex Gore if this has been going on for years. Didn't Gore have a duty to investigate. Looks like to me that Jon David is tryng to do the right thing. He might upset the good ole boys.

The only thing Jon David cares about in Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties is how many votes he can get lined up for the next election, nothing more, nothing less. He probably hadn't even thought about this R.C. Soles thing until today when one of the local loud mouths (talk show host) said he needs to get on top of it. This guy is all about helping one person and that's Jon David and it so sad that some of the poor souls in those three counties actually believe he's really there to help, yeah, he's there to help all right, help advance his career toward retirement. Take your blinders off folks, don't let this guy come in and make fools of you!!!!!!!

You gotta admit, those David boys really know how to play the game. It's sickening, but true. They're all just lawyers looking out for lawyers in the Good Ole Boy South.

Bruce - a District Attorney is an elected official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses. RC Soles Jr. is in fact a lawyer who may have committed illegal acts. Jon David, District Attorney, is awaiting the results of the SBI investigation, to determine if illegal acts were committed. It's Mr. David's job to prosecute if results of the investigation lean towards criminal activity. Not sure how your statement, "lawyers looking out for lawyers" can be valid.

Actually, it's politicking, genius.