Sen. Soles filed several police reports against Strickland

Reported by Lynda Figueredo - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) - State Senator RC Soles answered several questions regarding Allen Strickland in an exclusive interview with WECT, and now documents are revealing more about the relationship between the two.

More than 20 trespassing reports have been filed by Senator Soles against the Tabor City teenager whose home recently burned in a suspected arson fire.

"Over the last several years there has been a lot of problems with clients and ex-clients who have harassed the senator," said Tabor City Police Captain D.W. Foley.

Foley said he received a call Friday afternoon that Strickland and his uncle were at the law office, in violation of the no trespassing order.

"Allen was sitting in the front room waiting for me," said Soles.

"At times it does get a little frustrating for police department, because we do get reports from citizens that sometimes it looks like a mugging when ex-clients circle around trying to get to the senator," said Foley.  "We try to keep that to a minimum. If he needs us he calls us."

During an exclusive interview, WECT's Bob Townsend asked the senator about the no trespassing order filed against Strickland and other clients.

"A trespass warrant I think was taken out," said Soles.  "I have never signed a warrant against any of them and not one time have I ever been to a magistrate about it, but I have reported any of these incidents to the Tabor City police and intend to do so in the future."

Soles is not the only one to file reports.  Strickland also filed some reports in May.  The 17-year-old claimed he was pepper-sprayed by the senator, but a few hours later the charges were dropped.

Despite all the paper work, the Senator says he and Strickland are still good friends.

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