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Lawmaker charged after fight over campaign sign

Posted November 16, 2010

— State Rep. Van Braxton has been charged with simple assault and communicating threats following a fight with a Lenoir County man over a campaign sign, authorities said Tuesday.

Ray Wiley sought the charges against Braxton, D-Lenoir, on Friday, following a Nov. 4 confrontation with the lawmaker over a defaced campaign sign in Wiley's yard.

Braxton is scheduled to appear in court on the charges on Dec. 16.


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  • protestthis Nov 16, 2010

    had the sign been put in front of my house - i guarantee you it would't have been defaced like that - i would have made sure it ended up properly "disposed of"

  • ajfuddermukker Nov 16, 2010

    Them's some pretty dummycrats! First Bob now Braxton. Maybe they should go into tag team wrestling?

    It is obvious they are not very good politicians.

  • 71265kwjc Nov 16, 2010

    Braxton should team up with Boob Etheridge and join TNA Impact wrestling. They could be called the B&E Tag Team, just like a real set of thieves would that be ironic!!!!!

  • Hey yuall Nov 16, 2010

    Get a life dixieboy!

  • WooHoo2You Nov 16, 2010

    "Poor little democrat , got his feelings hurt. Typical hissy fit reaction." -dixieboy

    And that is a repub's "adult" reply...

  • RB-1 Nov 16, 2010

    Musta gone to the same school Etheridge did.

  • samiam1244 Nov 16, 2010

    Funny!!!Silly kids ..

  • dixieboy Nov 16, 2010

    Poor little democrat , got his feelings hurt. Typical hissy fit reaction.

  • bigredtruckman Nov 16, 2010

    Spare the rod, spoil the politician.

  • teachnow Nov 16, 2010

    Forgot this, but I think they are relatives or there is some type of connecion from what I remember reading when the story was reported locally.