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R.C. Soles, North Carolina Pol Who Shot Intruder, Won't Run Again

 

ap_wire.png | By GARY D. ROBERTSON

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's longest-serving state senator won't seek re-election next year as he faces possible criminal charges over a shooting at his home in August.Sen. R.C. Soles said in a statement Wednesday he won't seek a 22nd consecutive term. He was first elected to the General Assembly in 1968, more than four decades ago.

State prosecutors announced this month they plan to seek an assault charge against the 75-year-old after a grand jury found probable cause he acted criminally when he shot a former law client.

 

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^ agreed with not enough details.

 

Such things as does NC have a law where the intruder has to be in your home before you can shoot? Like on Ohio. Or is the fact that someone is at your door or window trying to break in enough? Among a few other questions.

 

Id like to know more about the guy who he shot, and the "client" relationship.

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^ agreed with not enough details.

 

Such things as does NC have a law where the intruder has to be in your home before you can shoot? Like on Ohio. Or is the fact that someone is at your door or window trying to break in enough? Among a few other questions.

 

Id like to know more about the guy who he shot, and the "client" relationship.

 

In Kentucky, if they are on a covered porch, they are considered "inside" your residence.

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From what I understand, he was one the biggest opponents of gun rights in the North Carolina Legislature. Then he shot a man breaking into his home and lost all credibility in the eyes of the gun control crowd and the gun rights crowd and is not running for re-election because of that. I don't know much about the case being brought against him.

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