North Carolina State Fair

Two more NC State Fair workers arrested; one at fairgrounds

Posted October 22, 2019 10:55 a.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2019 11:00 a.m. EDT

D'mani Lee Jeter (left) and David William Parker (right) were arrested during the first week of the North Carolina State Fair.

— Two more North Carolina State Fair workers were arrested during the fair's first week, according to arrest warrants.

David William Parker, 39, of Pennsylvania, was arrested Sunday at the fairgrounds on Blue Ridge Road and charged with simple possession and second-degree trespassing.

D'mani Lee Jeter, 19, of Bainbridge Circle in Garner, was arrested Monday in downtown Raleigh and charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

According to a warrant, Jeter had in his possession cocaine, two marijuana pipes and three digital scales. Jeter was jailed on a $6,000 bond.

Parker trespassed on the fairgrounds after being notified by officers not to, according to a warrant. Both men work at the fair, according to records, but what they do there was not provided.

On Thursday, the opening day of the fair, three fair workers were arrested on drug-related charges, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Seventeen people were arrested at the North Carolina State Fair last year.

The sheriff's office, which is the lead agency for security and law enforcement at the fair, made arrests for possession of a firearm, drug activity with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and an outstanding fugitive warrant.

There was also an arrest of a sex offender who attended the fair.

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