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Man accused of harassing ex-senator nabbed in SC

Posted March 1, 2011

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— A man who was arrested recently at the home of former Sen. R.C. Soles and was wanted in a similar case was arrested late Monday in South Carolina, authorities said Tuesday.

B.J. Wright, 24, was wanted on charges of trespassing, damage to property and fleeing police.

An anonymous tip led Horry County, S.C. deputies to arrest Wright as he was running from a house near Loris, S.C., authorities said.

Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said Wright waived extradition and was on his way back to North Carolina on Tuesday morning. He would be held in the county jail under a $1 million bond, the sheriff said.

Tabor City police responded to a disturbance at Soles' home late Saturday and chased off a man they identified as Wright three times. Soles fired a shot at Wright once during the incident, and two officers were injured in the chases, police said.

Wright eventually jumped into Lake Tabor, police said, and officers lost track of him. They found only his clothes left behind.

Wright, a former legal client of Soles, has been involved in previous incidents at the former lawmaker's home.

Last month, police arrested him outside the house and charged him with vandalism. Two years ago, he and a friend were beating on Soles' front door when Soles opened fire and shot the other man in the leg.

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  • the people Mar 1, 2011

    WRIGHT YOU GOT MORE BOND THAN DR.COOK DID FOR KILLING A GIRL IN WAKE COUNTY!!!!! 8 TH AMENDMENT VIOLATION,BOY U NEED CHANGE OF VENUE !!!!

  • GWALLY Mar 1, 2011

    ..."why isnt anyone asking why? is it just me or does something sound pretty fishy here? alx.."

    Confucius say...Man who lie down with dogs,get up with fleas.

  • alx Mar 1, 2011

    The former state senator purchased a house and a corvette for a 17 year old.. why isnt anyone asking why? is it just me or does something sound pretty fishy here?

  • Karmageddon Mar 1, 2011

    I'd like to see the workers comp claim on this one......"My partner and I were injured while chasing a naked guy into a pond during the night in the winter.....the perpertrator escaped but we got his clothes"

  • northcak123 Mar 1, 2011

    R.C. Soles is a creepy old man!

  • rayh Mar 1, 2011

    so he got the short end of the stick at some point in time from a lawyer (soles), welcome to the club, get over it, it happens, that's what lawyers do to both sides of the equation.

  • bombayrunner Mar 1, 2011

    yea dare107, lighten up

  • bombayrunner Mar 1, 2011

    hear its pretty windy over there in that county, a big blowwww.

  • Karmageddon Mar 1, 2011

    bare107 - you pirates just have no sense of humor

  • hobco1 Mar 1, 2011

    Am I the only one that thinks something fishy is going on here?

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