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23 arrested during Halloween demonstration by GPD, sheriff’s dept.

The Alamance County sheriff’s department and Graham police department arrested a total of 23 people during a march and rally in downtown Graham last Saturday afternoon that had been organized by Rev. Gregory Drumwright of Greensboro.

In addition to the organizer, who himself was charged with failing to leave the courthouse property despite three warnings given by law enforcement, 22 other individuals were arrested Saturday afternoon.

The Alamance News has compiled a full inventory of the arrests made Saturday by the sheriff’s department and Graham police department. The names, ages, addresses, and charges of those arrested during and after Drumwright’s “I Am Change” rally appear below. Fourteen of the 23 people were from outside the county; nine were from within, based on warrants that both agencies provided this week. (One individual arrested Saturday is listed as having a Graham address but is a Durham resident whose business is located at 12 Northeast Court Square in Graham.)

In an earlier interview with The Alamance News, Drumwright described twin goals for his event: to protest against the Confederate monument that has stood at the north entrance to the historic courthouse for 106 years; and to generate record turnout on the final day of early voting.

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However, law enforcement ultimately cut the event short, after discovering a gas-powered generator –concealed inside a cloth wagon and running, within two feet of a gas can – both of which were prohibited under the facilities use agreement that Drumwright signed on October 20 to reserve the courthouse grounds for his rally, a sheriff’s department spokesman explained at a press conference Monday.

Two individuals, Faith Cook of Graham, and David Baghdadi were arrested during a subsequent protest that occurred outside the Alamance County jail later Saturday afternoon.

Cook was charged with misdemeanor “riot,” based on a magistrate’s order for her arrest, which alleges that she “willfully did assemble with two or more persons and [engaged] in a public disturbance that, by disorderly conduct or the imminent threat of disorderly and violent conduct, created a clear and present danger of injury or damage to persons or property.”

Baghdadi, for his part, was charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer for attempting to stop officers from arresting Cook outside the jail on a charge of misdemeanor riot, according to a magistrate’s order for Baghdadi’s arrest.

Also arrested Saturday was Alamance News reporter Tomas Murawski, who had been photographing the event for the newspaper. He was originally told he was being arrested for failing to obey a command to clear out of the roadway around Court Square. Instead, the reporter was later charged with resisting a public officer, because he allegedly pulled away from the Graham police officer who made the arrest. [See separate story this edition.]

Alamance County sheriff’s department
·
David Eli Baghdadi, 43, white male, 780 Rabbit Den Road, Hot Springs; misdemeanor resisting a public officer;
· Kani Adon Bynum, 24, black male, 104 Grovecrest Way, Greensboro; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;
· Faith Cook, 42, black female, 330 West Market Street, Graham; misdemeanor riot;

· Devante Esters Cromartie, 23 black male, 1745 West Parkton Tobermory, Parkton; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;
· Gregory Brooks Drumwright, 40, black male, 4 Clubview Court, Greensboro; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;
· Hannah Elyse Garcia, 21, white female, 102 Campus Walk Trail, Elon; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· Regis Kishon Green, 28, black male, 4600 University Drive, Apartment 302, Durham; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· Brenden Jamar Kee, 27, black male, 645 Creek Ridge Road, Greensboro; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· Melissa Marie King, 36 white female, 4058 South N.C. Highway 49, Burlington; outstanding warrant for misdemeanor failure to appear in court;

· Dionne Janiece Liles, 39, black female, 12 Northeast Court Square, Graham; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;
· Timothy James Olson, 20, white male, 724 West Rollings Road, Springfield, Pennsylvania; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· Samuel NMN Pierre, 21, black male, 202 West Walnut Street, Pink Hill; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· Cierra Tate, 35, black female, 2017 Phillips Avenue, Greensboro; misdemeanor possession of a weapon at a protest/demonstration/parade;

· Rion Kelly Thompson, 23, black male, 611 Atwater Street, Greensboro; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· Stephen Morris Walker, 36, black male, 702 East Lindsey Street, Apartment B, Greensboro; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command.

 

Graham police department
· Samson Oluwasegun Asiyanbi, black male, 38, 910 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;
· Olivia Cabral Davis, black female, 19, 1515 South Mebane Street, Apartment 94, Burlington; misdemeanor resisting a public officer;

· Avery Markel Harvey, 30, black male, 1510 South Mebane Street, Apartment L, Burlington; misdemeanor resisting a public officer;

· Tomasz Piotr Murawski, 40, white male, 617 Isley Place, Burlington; misdemeanor resisting a public officer;

· Jensen Holland Roll, 27, white male, 414 South Maple Avenue, Burlington; misdemeanor impeding traffic/sitting, standing or lying in a roadway. No photo was provided by the Graham police department;
· Kelly A. Skaham, 32, white female, 606 Lee Street, Seattle, Washington; misdemeanor failure to disperse on command;

· William Joseph Traynor, 63, white male, 5768 Church Road, Graham; misdemeanor resisting a public officer;

· Julius Jaleel Walton, 23, black male, 1320 Deerfield Trace, Mebane; misdemeanor assault on a government official or employee and resisting a public officer.

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