8/25/2009

State Senator shoots one of the men who broke into his house

The Democratic State Senator, the longest serving senator in the North Carolina state senate, apparently defended himself with a gun.

WILMINGTON -- State Sen. R.C. Soles, North Carolina's longest-serving senator, shot one of two intruders who broke into his Tabor City home Sunday night, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

Police identified 22-year-old Kyle Blackburn as the man Soles shot. He is now in a South Carolina hospital listed in fair condition. Blackburn and the other suspect, B.J. Wright, were one-time law clients of Soles.

Blackburn has previously been arrested for attempted breaking and entering and first-degree trespassing at Soles' home, according to the Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless.

"Approximately about a year ago, Kyle Blackburn was seen trying to break into the senator's residence," said Dowless. "He was arrested and taken to jail at that time." . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Hypocrocisy at its finest!

8/26/2009 12:09 PM  
Blogger Jaynee said...

I am curious as to how the senator felt about gun rights before this event?

8/26/2009 10:14 PM  

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