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.
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