COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – One of the men at the center of the R.C. Soles saga is back in hot water. Allen “Frog” Strickland is accused of vandalizing the former senators home and law office. This time around, though, Strickland may not be able to get out of jail so easily.
Strickland faces two charges of injury to property and one-count of first degree tresspassing.
Tabor City Police say Monday the 19-year-old threw a beer bottle into a window at Soles’s law office. He then allegedly busted two lights, two video cameras and two gate sensors at Soles’s house.
Police arrested Strickland Monday night, but he posted his $5,500 bond quickly. Yesterday a superior court judge put Strickland under a $1 million bond for a time then changed his mind.
We caught up with Strickland today as he entered the Columbus County Courthouse for a hearing to discuss his bond. Neither he nor his lawyer would answer our questions.
As for the bond hearing, nothing was discussed, and it was continued until tomorrow afternoon.
Soles was at the hearing, and even said something to Strickland as he walked by him.
Earlier this month, the two got into another scrape. Soles says Strickland hit him in the back on a Saturday night and kicked in the door of his Mercedes the following day. Strickland says Soles bit his arm that Saturday and hit him with an umbrella Sunday.
Strickland’s pal B.J. Wright is cooling his heels in the Columbus County Jail for allegedly vandalizing Soles’s home earlier this year. A judge set his bond at $1 million with a stipulation that whomever posts it must explain to a judge why and where the money is coming from. No one has come forward yet to bail Wright out.
In the recent past, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent bailing Wright out of jail. No one has taken credit, and Wright apparently has no job or income.