A Columbus County teen who had a questionable relationship with then-N.C. Sen. R.C. Soles has been staying out trouble since his release from custody in 2011, court records show.
Allen Wayne Strickland, now 24, has a pending speeding ticket in Columbus County, but no new convictions since being released from custody in December 2011. Strickland served 4 months in jail on seven misdemeanor offenses for property injury, trespassing and traffic infractions.
Strickland’s connection to Soles became public after an arson fire damaged Strickland’s Tabor City home.
Coverage of the story includes revelations of frequent calls to police about disturbances at Soles’ home involving other young men, some of them Soles’ clients at his law practice. Then, a TV interview aired with a former client who said the senator tried to molest him when he was 15 years old. The allegation prompted a State Bureau of Investigation probe, though the accuser later recanted.
Strickland continues to live in Tabor City.
According to Strickland’s Facebook page, he now has a 2-year-old son and is renovating properties for resale.
He did not respond to a request for comment.
Date posted: May 10, 2016
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