Asheville police charge 2 men in assaults at Trump rally

AP News
Posted: Sep 13, 2016 5:48 PM

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Asheville say one man has been arrested and a warrant has been issued against another wanted in two separate assaults at a Donald Trump rally.

Asheville police spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said Tuesday that an assault inside the U.S. Cellular Center was captured on a video distributed on social media and broadcast by media outlets. She said investigators followed up on Monday night's incident and arrested Thomas Vellanti Jr. on a disorderly conduct charge.

Hallingse said there was a report of another assault outside the arena involving an older female victim. Officers took statements from the victim and witnesses, and a warrant was issued for Richard L. Campbell on a charge of assault on a female.

According to Hallingse, five people were arrested at the rally and a gun was confiscated from someone outside the arena before the rally.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times,