Former U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene – the “accidental candidate” whose bizarre 2010 campaign against U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint made national headlines – has been arrested in Horry County, S.C. on a trespassing charge.
Details are sketchy at this point, but Greene was arrested on Friday for a first offense charge of “trespassing on another’s land without permission.”
An incident report obtained by FITS indicates Greene was “walking around on posted property disoriented.” Emergency medical services were called and Greene was placed under arrest.
Greene’s bail was set at $262, however the Manning, S.C. native remains incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C. No clue yet whether Greene was unable to make bail – or if he is remaining behind bars by choice (something we could easily see him doing).
What do we know? The 35-year-old soldier-turned-politician has ditched his traditional buzz cut for a new look.
See for yourself …
Greene captured the attention of the nation in 2010 when he won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate over former S.C. Rep. Vic Rawl – despite not spending any money or hosting any campaign events. While rumors swirled about Greene being a possible GOP plant, he repeatedly demonstrated less-than-sane behavior – including howling and moaning at reporters and a suggesting that South Carolina create jobs by mass-producing action figures in his likeness.
After receiving 361,471 votes against DeMint in 2010, Greene has seen his political career go downhill. In February 2011, for example, he finished dead last in a four-way Democratic special primary for S.C. House District 64 – receiving only 37 votes.
Greene has been in trouble with the law before. In fact during his U.S. Senate bid he was indicted on charges of “disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity” for allegedly showed pornographic material to a female college student in November 2009.