Charlotte man arrested after name shows up on terrorist watch list, lawyer says



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte man’s lawyer confirmed to Channel 9 that his client was arrested because his name allegedly showed up on a terrorism watch list.

Activist James Tyson was arrested Sunday for driving with a revoked license.  Channel 9 has learned, a police officer added a note in his court documents calling him a threat.

Tyson’s attorney, Derek Fletcher, told Channel 9 Tyson’s bond was initially set up at $10,000.

He also said prosecutors tried to get the judge to keep him behind bars during the Democratic National Convention.

Fletcher convinced the judge to reduce the bail to $2,500, calling it excessive.  Tyson is out of jail after posting bail.

Fletcher did not have any additional details on Tyson's arrest when Eyewitness News reached him early Tuesday morning.