Masked, armed man arrested at State Capitol
Posted August 1, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A masked, armed man carrying a backpack full of spray paint was arrested at the State Capitol early Saturday, state authorities said.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety said State Capitol Police officers saw the man wearing a full face mask, gloves, heavy clothing and the backpack shortly before 5 a.m.
Perren Tremayne Moss, 32, was taken into custody and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon on State Capitol grounds and wearing a mask on public property.
Authorities said Moss had a concealed .38-caliber handgun and his backpack had cans of spray paint. No state property was damaged.
Moss was held at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bond.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing.