make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Why did FBI agent call 911 to help 'Frog' at Soles's house?

READ MORE: Why did FBI agent call 911 to help 'Frog' at Soles's house?
fbi911call300.jpg

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The R.C. Soles-Allen Strickland saga continues in Columbus County, but now a federal agent is involved.

Recently a special agent with the FBI called Columbus County 911 after he got a call from Strickland. The agent told an operator that the former senator may have assaulted the teen.

"My name is Frank Brostrom," the agent told the operator. "I'm with the FBI... Listen: I need to report someone possibly being assaulted who called me from his cell phone."

Special Agent Frank Brostrom said that someone was Allen "Frog" Strickland, a former legal client of Soles.

"The caller, the victim, who I know is 'Frog'... You know who I'm talking about?" Brostrom asked the dispatcher, who apparently understood. "Frog. He was calling yelling for help, and I kept trying to get him and kept getting disconnected. I asked him if he was being assaulted by Sen. Soles."

"So it might be a good chance that 'Frog' is at Soles's, and that's where we're needing the police to go, correct?" the dispatcher asked.

"That's where it usually happens," Brostrom said. "Yes, ma'am."

To find out more, we contacted Special Agent Brostrom. He referred us to his supervisor, who did not say much.

We asked if there is an active investigation on Soles, but the supervisor at FBI's Wilmington Field Office only said that they cannot confirm or deny if an investigation is underway.

The 911 call made August 2 at 6:37 p.m. prompted Columbus County 911 to dispatch the Tabor City Police Department. A police report says when an officer arrived at Soles's home, the former senator said several people were outside his gate when he got home. Soles said he asked them to leave, and they did.

Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless told us by phone Wednesday he called Strickland about 30 minutes after the officer arrived at Soles's home. The chief asked the teen if he was OK. Strickland said he was fine and did not want to say anything else until he talked to the FBI. He told Chief Dowless that he had a meeting scheduled with agents the following day.

We contacted Strickland today by phone, but he hung up on us.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.