A key player in the Sen. R.C. Soles saga went back to jail today. B.J. Wright was arrested this morning for allegedly shooting at someone January 26 in Whiteville.
Wright was arrested this morning near Sen. Soles' office in Tabor City. Police say Wright had more than $2000 in cash in his pocket. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and felony possession of cocaine. He has been released from jail on a $7,000 bond.
Wright was one of the men at Sen. Soles's house the night Soles shot Kyle Blackburn in August. Soles told police that Wright and Blackburn, who were both clients of his law practice, were trying to break into his house. Blackburn was shot in the back of the leg, and told us he was leaving the property when the senator shot him.
A grand jury indicted Sen. Soles last month on felony assault charges.