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Soles charged with assault with a deadly weapon

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COLUMBUS CO., NC (WWAY) -- The controversy surrounding R.C. Soles continues as the former state senator once again faces criminal charges. Soles is accused of beating a man on his property Saturday morning.

The former senator faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly hitting Frankie Lee Jernigan in the face with a metal cane.

Tabor City Police say Jernigan sought out police Tuesday, three days after the incident reportedly happened, to tell them Soles had assaulted him. The officer on duty told Jernigan to file a report, and he did. That led police to file a criminal summons for assault with a deadly weapon.

Tabor City Police Capt. Dean Foley delivered the summons to Soles at his law firm this morning. He said Soles was calm about it.

"He was pleasant as usual," Capt. Foley said. "He just stated he hated we're caught in the middle again between the actions of a few."

Foley said Jernigan is one of those few who make extra work for the police department. He said the troublemakers shed a negative light on Tabor City and stretch the police department's resources.

Back in April, Tabor City Police say Jernigan and his wife Danielle were hanging out in Soles's driveway. Soles called the police to report the couple. They claimed they were invited to the house and ran out of gas and couldn't leave. Soles told police he had not invited them, but then took Jernigan to get some gas.

Also in April, Stacey Scott, who says he's had sexual relationships with Soles, told a similar story. He said he'd been visiting with Soles when the senator hit him in the leg with a pipe. He also said Soles put a gun to his head and said, "If you tell anyone about this, I will blow your f*****g head off."

Soles is scheduled to be in court on October 21 on the charge.

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Leave RC alone

RC is a good old fella, these boys need to quit stirring up trouble for him. He needs to quit messing with them young men anyway, he needs an older man and should come by my house for some "politicking" sometime :)

No ending

There is no ending to this ridiculous soap opera so with that in mind, I say let's have some fun:

If this was made for television today, what should it be called?

My contribution: "As the Sole Falls"

What's yours?

In My Prayers

RC is in my prayers. He's a good man, and he's helped so many people I know by helping them with medical expenses, making repairs on old peoples houses, and all kinds of things. I just want you to know that there are lots and lots of people here in Tabor City and surrounding areas that love this generous man.

The young men who are attacking him are criminals. They are mean boys who are out to drain RC of all his money. We know all about them.

Torture....

Why would an old man want to stay around here..sell everything and RETIRE!!!!! Go to an island where nobody knows you and start all over again! Maybe find a new ''FROG.'' Just a little advice to RC...

Do you never learn?

all you locals who are waiting to see former Senator Soles fall further, will have to wait.

His court date, for a misdemeanor charge is in October. A lot can happen by then. Charges could be dropped. A delay requested by the Defence due to the Senator's health. Have a trial and watch the Raleigh defense attorney make mincemeat of the accusor.

Do you not see the trend when you call for further action?

Not one credible witness or accussor can be found. They change their story; they admit they were seeking money; they've all been convicted of felonies and misdemeanors on issues which did not include the Senator.

The SBI & the District Attorney have to consider all of that in determining the wisdom of bringing charges and the liklihood of a succesful prosecution.

And, if they bring charges, don't hold your breath for a trial in Whiteville. That well paid defense attorney will seek a change of venue. The trial will not be held in any portion of the Senator's former district. It will not be held in Raleigh or Wake County. If a change f venue were granted, look for a trial in the western part of the state or on the Outer Banks.

You Columbus Countyites who are chomping at the bit to see the Senator fall should look for other entertainment.

Past time for him to tell the truth!

This man has been dishonest for years! The only reason he has never "come out of the closest" is because of his so called political career. I've never voted for him because I knew at an early age what he was! I really do not care if he is gay or not, but I do care about what he has done to young boys, and that he is so DISHONEST! Confess your sins RC, its never too late! AND we are all sick of this! Like I said before, where there is smoke there is a fire. Someone needs to investigate this man, its about 50 years too late, but better late then never.

That 80 yr old man kicked

That 80 yr old man kicked his ass and he deserved it!

Put them all in 1 cell

Lock RC, frog, Frankie Lee Jernigan, Stacey Scott and B.J. Wright all in one cell with some pillows and a jar of Vaseline. Let the boys have all the fun they want and leave the public out of their "fairy" tale.

Looks like it's being kicked up a notch

to boost the chances for that reality tv show.

Pee Wee Herman will sign on.

Who gets to play Pimples Wright?

And who will play the Senator? Could it be someone from Mayberry?

R.C Soles

Why wasn't he carried to jail by the Tabor
City police? If this was me, they would have
throw me under the jail house. Why is it
just because he is R.C Soles, he gets
special treatment? That shows what kind
of twisted sick government and judicial
system we have in Columbus County!!!

I agree, why was he not

I agree, why was he not taken to jail, receive a 25 million dollar bond? Some people in Tabor City should be raising Cane!!!!!!!!! Good ole boys, my my my.

Another Day Another Saga

All Im going to say is attention. Why do we keep giving these people this attention? Going to jail sounds like fun to them. RC Soles....well that's another story all in itself.They need to put the men and the women who are involved in this drama in the same cell, therefore they can do what they do out of the public eye.

Let a player play

Let a player play

RC

Come out of the closet already will ya?

If he is guilty (and he is)

THROW THE BOOK AT HIM. Make him do time. Or wait, with his sick mind, he might actually enjoy that. This guy and his league of followers all need to go away.

what are they waiting for

I really would like to know what is taking the SBI so VERY long on bring charges up on this man? Do they think my waiting long enough he will just die and then nothing has to be done?

I moved from Tabor City years and years ago and even at that time everybody new about R.C's boys. Come on move on this

RC Soles is a Most Honorable

RC Soles is a Most Honorable Troll.

Frog

Frog is going to jealous. RC cheated on him.

Now, Now, RC has to have

Now, Now, RC has to have some fun! His main squeeze is currently locked up and having some fun of his own.

SICKO

This RC Soles is "one sick character"...Just the fact that he has been associated with such lewd and lascivious situations says soooo much about him as a person and his lack of morals. This most recent incident totally fits his style... He's one SICKO, that's a fact

C'mon... ole RC is just an

C'mon... ole RC is just an excitable boy who gets excited by things that the rest of us just don't understand. The constituency who continued to set this man apart from the common and send him back to Raleigh for YEARS is in part to blame for this too. Who allowed this monster in human skin to gain in influence and power? Who continues to allow this monster to be untouchable today?

I's sick of hearing about RC

I's sick of hearing about RC and his men! Enough is enough!

Wow...

Wow...this Soles character really creeps me out. Could this finally mean an end to this girlyman's fame and notoriety? Will this keep the underlings from getting anymore press too? Please?