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Police Respond to Incidents with Senator Soles

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There are some strange happenings going on in the Columbus County town of Tabor City, surrounding state Senator R.C Soles. The Tabor City Police have had to respond to a number of incidents recently involving Senator Soles, and the clients of his law practice. R.C. Soles represents Pender, Brunswick and Columbus Counties in the North Carolina Senate. He also works as a lawyer in Tabor City. Late last month, on July 25, Senator Soles found an ex-client waiting for him at his house. Police say that Stacey Scott tried to get into Mr. Soles car, and Soles fought him off with a shoe. Police say they don't know what prompted the incident, but Mr. Soles opted not to press charges. Then, just last week, Senator Soles called the police, saying that another client, this time a 16-year-old named Allen Strickland, was harassing him. Tabor City Police Captain Dean Foley says this kind of thing has happened before. "This has been sort of an ongoing thing with a lot of clients and ex-clients, I've been here for 5 years, and it's kind of a steady amount of calls of that nature," said Foley. Senator Soles didn't press charges against Allen Strickland, either. Strickland says he was just trying to find out some information about his case. "I guess he thought I was harassing him because I wouldn't stop following him," Strickland told NewsChannel 3, "so he flagged down the police and told the police we were following him but he didn't want to press charges." In a separate matter, Tabor City Police have charged Strickland with burning down the house of Bill Phipps, the father of Soles' law partner, William Phipps. That case has yet to go to court. We have been unable to reach Senator Soles for comment.

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