Commissioner Arrested After Passing Out Campaign Material

A Beaufort County Commissioner was arrested Monday night after handing out campaign literature at a high school football game. According to officials, North Carolina District Six House candidate Hood Richardson was handing out flyers at a football game at Southside High School when principal Todd Blumenreich asked Richardson to stop. Officials say Richardson continued to hand out flyers to game-goers. Blumenreich took out a warrant for Richardson's arrest and was picked up by police and charged with disorderly conduct. Beaufort County superintendent, Dr. Jeffery Moss, says handing out literature at a school event is prohibited by school policy. Richardson says everyone's first amendment rights are at stake in this issue. Richardson is scheduled to appear in court for the charge on November 16.