Police seek man who returned to Charlotte polling site after being arrested, released from jail

Updated: Nov. 4, 2020 at 11:24 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are seeking a man who was arrested at a north Charlotte polling site, released and then returned.

Police say 36-year-old Justin Dunn is wanted for a second offense of second-degree trespassing

Officers say Dunn, who had recently been released from jail, returned to the polling site Tuesday, on Doug Mayes Place, where he had been arrested from earlier in the day.

Police say Dunn left prior to officers arriving so officers worked with the complaining witness to seek warrants for second-degree trespass, which was issued by the Magistrate.

Officers are working with court officials to determine if there have been any additional laws violated.

Earlier on Tuesday, police say an armed man was arrested at the polling site in north Charlotte after police say he was banned from the property then returned.

The incident began around 10:34 a.m. at Precinct 212 on Doug Mayes Place. Police say the man, identified as Dunn, was legally carrying an unconcealed firearm, but “continued to loiter in the PVA of the voting site” after casting his vote.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police got a call about Dunn possibly intimidating other voters. Officers quickly responded, arriving at the location at 10:41 a.m. Officials say Dunn was then asked to leave the property by an official presiding over the precinct location in front of officers, and he voluntarily left without further issues.

Dunn was also banned from returning to the location by the precinct official.

At 12:40 p.m., CMPD received another call stating that Dunn had returned to the property. Officers went back to the location and Dunn was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree trespassing.

Justin Dunn
Justin Dunn(Mecklenburg County Jail | Mecklenburg County Jail)

CMPD says they are “committed to protecting the right of our community members to engage in safe, secure and unimpeded access to voting sites.”

No further information was released.

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