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2 Golf Visitors Arrested at Masters for Disorderly Conduct


The street preacher from Tennessee wasn’t the only person arrested at Augusta National Golf Club this week.

At least two more visitors spent time in jail this week after causing problems at Gate 6 on Berckman’s Road.

Joseph Negron, 43, of Fort Myers, Fla. (left), was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct for “obstructing patrons of Augusta National” and “flagging people down in walking area,” a report says. Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies say they received several complaints about Negron’s acvitity.

Wayne Rossiter, 42, of Liverpool, England (right), was also charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct for “blocking walking path on public right-of-way” at Gate 6.

Both were taken to the Richmond County Detention Center and released later on bond.

As we told you Thursday, street preacher Larry Craft of Tennessee was arrested for trespassing and obstruction in the same area after he was asked to leave Wednesday and didn’t. He spent the night in jail and has been released.

The number of arrests this year are a small fraction of those last year when patrons looking for tickets were arrested by the dozens. Warnings were issued instead this year and more signs were posted.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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