CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WATE) — An independent Tennessee governor candidate was arrested at a Hamilton County voting site Monday, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.
Charles Van Morgan, of Knoxville, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and intimidation of voters.
Police said they responded to a call from the Hamilton County Election Commission stating that someone was causing a disturbance on the 700 block of River Terminal Road. The report stated, “A man was screaming about politics, cursing, getting into people’s faces and harassing the voters.”
After speaking with witnesses at the voting site, police were able to identify Van Morgan as the person who caused the disturbance, according to the arrest affidavit.
The arrest report added the Chattanooga officers approached Van Morgan after those operating the voting site asked to have him removed. Van Morgan attempted to walk away and police tried to place him under arrest.
In the report, after struggling to get Van Morgan to put his hands behind his back, officers eventually arrested him. Police said they also found a handgun on him.
Van Morgan was taken to Silverdale Jail.