By DEUCE NIVEN
Indicted as a habitual felon and awaiting trial on charges that include kidnapping, auto theft and trespassing at the home of former state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr., Christopher Lee Byrd was released without being jailed following his arrest on Friday, a Tabor City Police Department report shows.
Byrd, 31, who has listed various Tabor City addresses during arrests in the past year, was picked up by Lt. Richard Kosloski after he was found walking on Elizabeth Street, the report said.
Byrd was released on a written promise to appear in court, with no bond amount set. His first court date on the indictment is set for Feb. 6.
Byrd has a lengthy criminal history, dating back to at least 1999 when he was given a suspended sentence on a breaking, entering and larceny conviction, North Carolina Department of Public Safety records show.
For much more on this story see the Jan. 22 Tabor-Loris Tribune print or on-line editions.