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Teen Tied to North Carolina Senator Accused Of Running From Cops

A 17-year-old who said a North Carolina state senator helped him build a house and buy a Corvette is back in jail after being charged with fleeing police.

Allen Strickland was out of jail on bail after the State Bureau of Investigation last week charged him with setting the fire that burned the Tabor City home built with money from 74-year-old Sen. R.C. Soles.

Multiple media outlets reported Monday that police spotted Strickland driving, though officers said he has no license. Officers said Strickland roared away at speeds of at least 75 mph before wrecking the Corvette near the South Carolina line.

Strickland was charged Sunday with fleeing to elude arrest and other offenses. He again posted bond and has been released from jail.


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