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B.J. Wright, wife arrested for jury tampering

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Two days after a judge delayed his trial B.J. Wright and his wife have been charged with jury tampering.

B.J. and Karen Sealey Wright are each charged with one count of felony conspiracy, harrassment of a juror and obstructing justice, according to the Columbus County Jail. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says more charges may be filed after investigators talk to the couple.

Judge Douglas Sasser asked for an investigation into allegations of jury tampering Wednesday after granting a request from Wright's attorney Scott Dorman to withdraw from the case and ordering a delay.

Sheriff Batten says the allegations are that B.J. Wright had his wife approach potential jurors in his trial that was set to begin and offer them money in exchange for a not guilty verdict. Wright was on trial for five criminal accounts stemming from incidents early last year. Prosecutors said he had a total of 21 pending charges. That list will now grow.

Earlier this month Wright was charged with multiple offenses after jumping out of a second-floor window at the Columbus County Courthouse while in the building for a hearing.

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