OUR CONFEDERATE HEROES PROTEST

12 arrests made in Saturday's protests in Pittsboro

Some repeat offenders among the list; Pittsboro's Megginson arrested twice

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Posted 11/17/19
PITTSBORO — Saturday's blustery weather brought a higher-than-normal level of tension to protests surrounding the "Our Confederate Heroes" monument. The Chatham County Sheriff's office said …

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OUR CONFEDERATE HEROES PROTEST

12 arrests made in Saturday's protests in Pittsboro

Some repeat offenders among the list; Pittsboro's Megginson arrested twice

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PITTSBORO — Saturday's blustery weather brought a higher-than-normal level of tension to protests surrounding the "Our Confederate Heroes" monument.

The Chatham County Sheriff's office said late Saturday that law enforcement authorities arrested eleven individuals — and one man twice — in connection with physical altercations which occurred during a protest in Pittsboro.

Three of those arrested listed Pittsboro home addresses; the rest were from outside Chatham County.

Allan Wayne Hall, 52, of Pittsboro was arrested and charged with inciting a riot and simple affray following an altercation during the protest. He was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 11th.

Robert Butler, 63, of Pittsboro was also arrested and charged with inciting a riot. He was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Calvin James Megginson, 29, of Pittsboro was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 11th. Megginson was later arrested a second time for assault on a female and resisting a public officer and received a $1,000.00 secured bond and is due to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th on the additional charges.

Lindsay Ayling, 32, of Chapel Hill was arrested and charged with simple assault. She was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Russell Alphin, 64, of La Grange, was arrested and charged with simple affray. He was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Jonathan Canfield, 22, of Raleigh was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Thalia Considnie, 30, of Durham was arrested and charged with simple affray. She was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Christina Gibson, 45, of Keeling, Virginia, was arrested and charged with simple assault. She was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Geraldine Hall, 50, of Denton was arrested and charged with simple affray. She was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

Maya Little, 27, of Carrboro was arrested and charged with simple affray, inciting a riot, and felony malicious conduct by a prisoner. She was assigned a $10,000.00 secured bond and is due to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 2nd.

Esther Mack, 27, of Chapel Hill was arrested and charged with simple affray. She was released on a written promise to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 18th.

“We respect every resident’s right to peacefully assemble in nonviolent protest or support of their beliefs. However, unlawful or violent behavior will not be tolerated,” said Sheriff’s Office Chief Charles Gardner. 

“The safety of the public remains our number one concern,” added Captain Chris Cooper. “We encourage all members of the public to treat each other with respect and refrain from aggressive conduct toward one another.”