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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.


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  • Guest1

    I completely agree with you. I dont know who you are or anything but i agree. 100%. If you dont know him stay out of his business.

  • I feel the nickname suits him quite well. Like his amphibious counter part he has the ability to leap out of dangerous situations with ease. Unlike his brother who with one final leap died by drowning. A person who was known to have a phobia for water even afraid of a small 3ft kiddie pool. It has been rumored that he too came forward telling of his molestation at age 12 to family and friends and shortly after silenced forever. I for one do not find this to be a coincidence but with the hidden testimony, payoffs and local cover ups his last act of courage and justice died with him. The only person left is “FROG”. I would not want that on my conscience hiding the facts of my brothers death. To Frog: my friend, There’s always going to be one last leap. You know what RC did just as well as I did.

  • It seems that the majority of comments are based on speculation instead of facts from testimony by former victims such as myself and possibly dozens if not 100’s of others that either through shame or fear will never come forward. I myself stated on WWAY that I had no desire to extort money from RC Soles targeting one objective “Justice.” Being a victim I understand how people can be blinded by the “So called good” he did for the community if it can be called that. Tabor City is one of the many areas that has achieved a 0% growth ratio for the past 40 years. In my past visits I discovered that the area has achieved drug abuse percentages similar to the drug use percentages of the ghettos of Atlanta, New York and LA. Studies dictate that those of power and wealth are often the Dons’ of local mafia. It’s obvious who the local drug bosses are in a small area. Look for power and wealth to seek answers for problems many times they are the #1 cause.

  • Guest 2

    For those who do not know Allen, please keep your opinions to yourself. The media has made him into a celebrity and just maybe that is why he keeps on. He is not a frog and should not be labeled one. As for kissing Mr. Soles, you need proof before you can determine that. If the public did not have R.C. and the Tabor City boys what would the public have to gossip about. Maybe each of you should clean your own closets first. Mr. Soles has done alot for Columbus County.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    …is get himself arrested for something stupid and the Tabor City Lonely Hearts Club will be reunited in an all-male remake of “Prisoner – Cell Block H.”

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