A Tabor City boy with ties to State Sen. R.C. Soles was in jail Sunday for the second time in less than a week. Thursday Allen Strickland wound up in jail accused of setting fire to a house Soles bought him. Sunday the 17-year-old was back behind bars because of his car the Senator paid for. According to a Tabor City police report, Strickland's white Corvette was involved in a high-speed chase yesterday from Tabor City almost to the South Carolina state line. The report says the car was driving at speeds up to 75 miles per hour, and that it almost hit another car in the process. The chase ended when the car wound up in a ditch on Carolina Road near the state line. Witness David Watts told WWAY in an e-mail that the car almost hit him and that Strickland ran away from the crash scene. Strickland later showed up at the Tabor City Police Department and reported the car stolen. That led police to charge Strickland with filing a false report after he'd already been charged with reckless driving, no license and fleeing to evade arrest. We are told a magistrate set Strickland's bond at $4,000, which Strickland posted Sunday evening.
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