Two Sanford men are among the handful of North Carolinians charged by authorities in Washington, D.C. after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Congressional building on Wednesday, according to multiple news outlets.
The News & Observer, WCNC, The Sanford Herald, and WXII all identified Lance Grames, 42, and Jere Brower, 45, as having been charged with unlawful entry and curfew violation.
According to the News & Observer’s report, Grames, Brower and a suspect from Matthews, N.C. named Earl Glosser “did not disperse after at least three warnings from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), court documents state. MPD and Capitol Police also warned people to get off of Capitol Grounds using audio-amplification devices, but Grames and Glosser did not do so, the documents state.”
Both Grames and Brower have been involved in local Republican politics. Grames was part of a pro-Trump convoy held in east Sanford back in September in which a Trump flag was ripped off his vehicle, causing a window to break. Grames told police at the time that he was spit on during the incident. Meanwhile, both men spoke at a December meeting of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, with Brower calling Gov. Roy Cooper’s call for civil penalties for violations of the state’s COVID protocols “unconstitutional.”
According to the report in the Herald, both men were released from custody on a written promise to appear in court after pleading not guilty to the charges.
As they appear to be Trump supporters they to will support 10 years behind bars in Federal Prison as he called for in June 2020. I fully support their receiving the maximum sentence as authorized under the penal code.
Any mention in the article of Jere Brower’s previous connection to the KKK? Asking for a friend that supported Ron Paul several years ago.
I sure hope people weren’t listening to these a-holes when they were ranting against masks at the County Commissioners meeting. Just goes to show, just because some guy shows up with an opinion doesn’t mean he is someone worth listening to.
People are gonna do what people are gonna do….