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.