ONLY ON 3: Tabor City Police – The craziness stops when R.C. is in the ground

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Submitted: Tue, 03/01/2011 - 4:51am
Updated: Tue, 03/01/2011 - 1:59pm

TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — The saga involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles and a group of young men he defended in court has lasted for years. One Tabor City Police officer says it will not end when one of those young men, B.J. Wright, is finally arrested. He says it will take something more.

“I think the only time that it will end, and this is kind of hard to say, but the day they put Mr. Soles in the ground is the day that it will stop,” TCPD Capt. Dean Foley said.

Foley says Soles has a long history of giving money to ex-clients.

“The monetary help that these people receive, they use it for drugs,” Foley said. “So as long as you’ve got money and drugs involved in any type of relationship, it’s going to turn out bad.”

Foley and fellow officers responded Saturday night to a call from the former senator, who said someone was banging on his garage door.

While chasing Wright, one officer tore his ACL. Another officer possibly tore his rotator cuff.

Foley says if Wright is not caught soon, someone else will probably get hurt.

“What happens is if he’s in a car, he’s gonna run. Somebody may get hurt,” Foley said. “An innocent bystander, himself, an officer, but if he goes ahead and turns himself in, everything turns out the way it’s supposed to, and he goes where he’s supposed to go.”

Police say Wright managed to slip away again for the second time this month Saturday, this time by swimming across the pond behind Soles’s house.

So why has Wright, who faces a $1 million bond if arrested, repeatedly gotten away?

“He says he’s facing 26 years, and that’s a big incentive for someone to stay one step ahead of us,” Foley said.

While on the property Saturday night, a police officer says he saw and heard a gun shot fired from Soles’s house. Police say they are talking with District Attorney Jon David about any possible charges.


  • Das Weibstück says:

    Why doesn’t he just MOVE ? He has the money, he must enjoy the drama.

  • Guest says:

    So you think someone should move because of some punk. Would you allow some punk chase you from your home?

  • catch a hint says:

    When you have this many people causing trouble over one individual, more than likely there is something to their alligations. I have heard ugly stuff mentioned about all the young men involved, but has anyone stopped to think where their anger is coming from. Maybe there is an injustice being committed to them.Just because Mr. Soles has alot of friends in official possitions shouldn’t let him out of the bag. Has there been a thourough investigation in to Mr Soles and the possible wrong doing on his part to each man. Giving money alone to these clients, knowing that they are spending it on illigal acctivites sounds like charges to me. Who in their right mind would think this man is not getting something in return is rediculous.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Its not just one “punk”. The “men” RC has been involved with are quite capable of killing him for whatever reason. It is blatantly obvious that RC Soles is involved on a personal level with these “men” for some reason other than being just their attorney. He has become quite a joke hasn’t he? If I had caused my reputation to be so destroyed by aligning myself with such white trash as BJ I would move out of embarrassment as well as my mental health.

  • Guest says:

    Response to If Soles Is Going To Be: Yep!! Sheriff Batten can teach him how to shoot

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  • Guest says:

    I doubt he just “gave” money away to these clients. He received SOMETHING for it most likely. And yes, I think he does enjoy the drama on some level.

  • Guest says:

    Gee I wonder if Wright will be brought back to North Carolina ,after all Trout Holeman of the da’s office told me that da’s office does not have the money to bring rapists and drug dealers back to North Carolina as it costs to much money. I guess if you are a old good ole boy its different than for regular folks.

  • Bryan James says:

    I think R.C. Soles has been too much addressed and people really need to let things be as they should. What he does is his choice and people need to back off. I support him in what he does and how he carries out laws. B.J also needs to be given some freedom than what he currently has.

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