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Sheriff: No Charges for Trump's Conduct at NC Rally

Officials said there was not enough evidence to support a charge of inciting to riot

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    A North Carolina sheriff's department mulled Monday whether to bring charges over Donald Trump's conduct at a rally in which a 78-year-old man was arrested for assault, but ultimately decided not to, NBC News reported.

    North Carolina law makes inciting a riot a crime, and the Cumberland County Sheriff Department said Monday it was investigating "whether there was conduct on the part of Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign which rose to the level of inciting a riot."

    Trump supporter John McGraw was arrested for allegedly assaulting a protester being escorted out of the event in Fayetteville on Wednesday. 

    But in a statement issued Monday night, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said legal counsel had advised, and Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler agreed, that evidence wouldn't support a conviction for inciting a riot.