- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge has released a man arrested at the state Capitol following a hearing on problems with the presidential primary election without bail.

Jonathan Scott McRae was arrested Monday in the gallery of the House of Representatives. The Department of Public Safety says the 23-year-old Paulden resident was yelling, refused orders to leave and held onto a chair to make it harder for troopers to remove him.

McRae was booked on misdemeanor trespassing and resisting arrest charges. He also faces a low-level felony for aggravated assault on a police officer because an open safety pin on his shorts slightly injured an officer.

A Maricopa County court commissioner ordered his release late Monday and told him to contact a public defender for representation. A phone listing for McRae couldn’t be found.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide