Ex-US Senate candidate Alvin Greene arrested

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The unemployed Army veteran who stunned the political world by winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina in 2010 has been arrested on a trespassing charge in Myrtle Beach.

Police said 35-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested Friday at an apartment complex. A report says he was walking around disoriented and asked for paramedics. They checked on Greene, who then was taken into custody.

Greene remained at the Horry County jail Monday afternoon, held on a $282 bond. No one answered the phone at his Manning home and his brother did not return a message.

Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes had no additional information about Greene’s arrest.

Greene won the 2010 primary despite not campaigning or spending money, but was trounced in November by then-Sen. Jim DeMint.

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