Wright out on $1.027M bond, Soles subpoenaed to testify against ‘Frog’

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — He has no job and no known source of income, but a Columbus County man with ties to R.C. Soles is a free man after someone posted another big bond for him.

B.J. Wright is now a truly free man. A bail bondsman posted a $1.027 million secured bond for Wright Thursday that took him off house arrest and removed a GPS tracking ankle braclet that has tracked his every move.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says Sellers Bail Bonding Company posted the bond for Wright, but it’s unclear who actually paid the bondsman. The company told us it cannot discuss arrangements with clients.

We tried to track down Wright this afternoon at his home, but it seems he is taking full advantage of his freedom, because he was not there.

We also attempted to speak with former Soles at his law office in Tabor City. His secretary said he was not available.

Soles may be distracted by more drama of his own.

Thursday night Tabor City Police were called to Soles’s home near town, because he said two men were on his property without permission.

An investigation report says the two men were identified as someone named “Corey” and Jackie Jordan, a former Soles legal client who has said he testified to a federal grand jury that investigated Soles.

The report says both men were asked to leave and told if they were found on the property again, they would be arrested for trespassing.

Soles was also served with three subpoenas Thursday to testify against Allen “Frog” Strickland for charges of trespass and injury to real property. Soles must appear in District Court in September.

Police say they caught Strickland, who Soles has bought a home and other gifts for, on the former senator’s property back in February.

Wright also faces a court date later this month for allegedly trespassing at Soles’s home and then running away to South Carolina when police tried to find him.

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