Man Captured After Skipping Court, Again

Billy Jay Wright
Billy Jay Wright

TABOR CITY -- Billy Jay Wright won't be able to bond out of jail this time.

Just two weeks ago, he vanished from the Columbus County Courthouse after a lunch break with his lawyer, Sen.R.C. Soles. He had been scheduled to appear before a superior court judge on 29 charges ranging from assault and stealing a gun to hit and run.

Police picked him up two days later. But, after Wright posted the $100,000 bond, his court date was rescheduled for Thursday. He was a no-show for that as well.

Police picked him up Friday evening, but this time they're not taking any chances. After processing, police say they will take him straight to jail.

Reported by Kim Gebbia