The charges continue: Tabor City teen arrested for a 3rd time

Allen Strickland; Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office
Allen Strickland; Source: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office

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

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Tabor City teenager with connections to State Senator R.C. Soles has been arrested, and it's not the first time.  In fact, this is the third time 17-year-old Allen Strickland has been arrested in three weeks.

Tabor City Police arrested Strickland Monday night after violating the restrictions of his electronic house arrested.

Police say the teen was spotted with his grandmother at a cemetery on Canal Street, which is the same street where Soles lives.  Authorities said they cannot reveal the reasons why Strickland said he was outside his boundaries.

Strickland was put under house arrest after police say he led them on a high speed chase last month.  In that arrest he was charged with:

  • felony to elude arrest
  • no operators license
  • careless and reckless driving
  • falsely reporting theft of a motor vehicle
  • The teen is also facing charges of burning down his home, which was paid for by the state senator.

    Strickland is currently being held at the Columbus County jail under $500,000 bond until his next court date.


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