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Pittsboro Manager Charged With Resisting Arrest

Posted February 20, 2007 3:19 p.m. EST
Updated February 21, 2007 9:22 a.m. EST

— The Pittsboro town manager was charged Tuesday morning with resisting arrest after a confrontation during a traffic stop, authorities said.

Sam Misenheimer, 42, was pulled over by the state Highway Patrol at about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday after allegedly rolling through a stop sign on Thompson Street, authorities said.

Misenheimer was uncooperative with the trooper, and then it was learned he was driving with a revoked license, authorities said.

After his arrest, he was released on his own recognizance. His court date has been set for April 18.

Misenheimer denies the charges, saying he did not resist arrest and go through a stop sign.

Misenheimer was named Pittsboro town manager last May after having spent five months on the job in an interim role. He has also been the town manager of Thomasville and was the the executive director of operations for Concord. He said despite the legal trouble, he plans on remaining town manager.