The saga of RC continues to careen and WECT has a short blip posted that seems to defend Soles but doesn’t really ask any important questions. I hope that WECT will start asking some tough questions or at least try to follow up. Here’s their story, the whole story. . .
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Many people think former state senator RC Soles is bonding former legal clients who vandalized his home out of jail, but Soles says otherwise. Weeks ago BJ Wright was arrested for damaging Soles’ property. He was taken into custody and was given a judge ordered modified bond in an effort to determine who keeps bonding Wright out of jail. Before Wright can be bonded out of jail, the person planning to pay the money has to go before a judge to explain why. During a town hall meeting in Whiteville, Soles swore he is not paying Wright’s bond.
I’m surprised they actually put this on their website, but I’ll take a stab (rather than a Frog bite) out of it.
Soles swore he is “not” paying Wright’s bond. . this time. He has apparently been paying for it on numerous occasions in the past and this would lead one to believe he hasn’t. What about Allen Strickland? What about the dozens of other young men in the past few decades? He isn’t denying that he did in the past, just that he’s not going to pay the $1m bond put on BJ’s head (the story forgot to remind folks about that!)
So, why is this a story? BJ is in jail, nobody has paid his bond and WECT runs a story saying that Soles hasn’t paid the bond. Heck, neither has anyone else. Why isn’t WECT wanting to interview Soles about his role with BJ? Why did BJ keep going to Soles’ home (three time in one night) prior to his arrest? What about the Saturday evening/Sunday morning altercation between he and Strickland? Why does RC call the city police when his home isn’t even in Tabor City? Why isn’t the Sheriff more involved?
Ahh, but there’s more. Why isn’t Soles facing a “fray” charge? That’s the same charge DA Jon David brought against the teem mom down in Oak Island when she and a gal pal got tangled up. Yep, that’s right, he could because there was a “fray” (legal term) that took place between these two. But that might just mean Soles would have violated his probation on the gun charge recently. And THAT might mean he would go to jail.
WECT really fell down on this one. This isn’t a story. It’s kind of like saying I didn’t discover a perpetual motion machine. No, I didn’t, but my not inventing one isn’t news, just like RC not posting a $1m bail isn’t news. The story also leads one to believe he didn’t post the bonds before, which he hasn’t denied.
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