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B.J. Wright given options on bond


WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- A Columbus County judge has given a troubled teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles a couple of options to get out of jail.

The District Attorney's Office says the judge decided on the options for B.J. Wright during a bond reduction hearing late Wednesday afternoon.

A judge had set Wright's bond at $1 million earlier this year after he allegedly vandalized Soles's home near Tabor City then went on the run before being caught in South Carolina. The bond also included a stipulation that whomever puts up bond money must appear in court to explain why they are paying to get Wright out of jail. That option remains on the table, but there's also a cheaper alternative.

Wright's bond could be lowered to $750,000, but Wright would be required to wear a GPS monitoring device. Whomever posts the bond must still appear in court to explain the move.

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