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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — He has no job and no known source of income, but a Columbus County man with ties to R.C. Soles is a free man after someone posted another big bond for him.

B.J. Wright is now a truly free man. A bail bondsman posted a $1.027 million secured bond for Wright Thursday that took him off house arrest and removed a GPS tracking ankle braclet that has tracked his every move.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says Sellers Bail Bonding Company posted the bond for Wright, but it’s unclear who actually paid the bondsman. The company told us it cannot discuss arrangements with clients.

We tried to track down Wright this afternoon at his home, but it seems he is taking full advantage of his freedom, because he was not there.

We also attempted to speak with former Soles at his law office in Tabor City. His secretary said he was not available.

Soles may be distracted by more drama of his own.

Thursday night Tabor City Police were called to Soles’s home near town, because he said two men were on his property without permission.

An investigation report says the two men were identified as someone named “Corey” and Jackie Jordan, a former Soles legal client who has said he testified to a federal grand jury that investigated Soles.

The report says both men were asked to leave and told if they were found on the property again, they would be arrested for trespassing.

Soles was also served with three subpoenas Thursday to testify against Allen “Frog” Strickland for charges of trespass and injury to real property. Soles must appear in District Court in September.

Police say they caught Strickland, who Soles has bought a home and other gifts for, on the former senator’s property back in February.

Wright also faces a court date later this month for allegedly trespassing at Soles’s home and then running away to South Carolina when police tried to find him.

Comment on this Story

  • stratcatz

    I’ve asked before, but I’ll ask again, When is some reporter going to ask an IRS agent or an NC State dept. of Revenue, on camera, if they are getting the government’s cut of all of this money that these unemployed guys are throwing around?

  • Wade griffis

    The IRS and the FBI fall into the same category. They could not find a fart in a phone booth.

  • Guest Accountant

    Money received as gifts are not taxable income to the recipient. Now Soles might have to file a federal gift tax return for gifts he gives away, but that type of information isn’t public information. So even if some reporter talks to the IRS, they can’t release any information. Soles has a right to keep his financial information private from the general public.

  • RG

    I must not be following this story closely enough. Soles is testifying against this young man, but he bailed him out for approx. 1 million dollars?! Would anyone else have the financial advantage of affording this bail? Furthermore, why are all of these “men” lurking around his property?

  • Guest5556

    Where is the IRS in all of this money being thrown around? They nailed Al Capone!

  • Charles Walters

    It looks like “Frog” hopped back in it. What a bunch of losers R.C. Soles and that whole useless bunch.

  • guesty

    He is one of R.C.’s boys. R.C. likes to hang out in his personal life with his law clients. For some reason R.C. can’t seem to figure out that nothing good can happen when you hang out with criminals.


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