Newly Elected North Carolina Mayor Arrested on DWI, Gun Charges

North Carolina mayor spent the night in prison few hours after he was elected mayor of a small town in eastern North Carolina.

Police halted Robert Williams Jr. on Tuesday after they got a tip and saw his vehicle run off the right side of the road.

He was arrested on a DWI charge as well as multiple gun charges, including possession of a firearm after consuming alcohol and possession of a firearm on government property. Also, Williams was charged with resisting arrest and failing to stop for blue lights and sirens, according to reports.

Williams’ arrest happened at about an hour after polls had closed, and he was elected mayor of Sharpsburg.

Williams led Sharpsburg from 2011 to 2013 after he was appointed the mayor. He lost in 2013 to Randy Weaver, who has served as the town’s mayor ever since.

Be that as it may, in Tuesday’s election, which the state reportedly called after it found a disparity in the 2017 race, Williams beat Weaver with 50.9 percent of the vote, according to the reports.  

Williams is slated to appear in court on June 5.

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