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Alvin Greene arrested for trespassing in Myrtle Beach

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Alvin Greene (Source: J. Ruben Long Detention Center) Alvin Greene (Source: J. Ruben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The man who made national headlines when he was nominated by Democratic voters to run for US Senate against Republican powerhouse Jim DeMint in 2010 has been arrested in Horry County.

According to the J. Ruben Long Detention Center, Alvin Green, 35, was taken into custody on Friday for trespassing on another's land without permission.

An incident report indicates a disoriented Green was walking around an apartment building in Myrtle Beach around 12:30 a.m.

EMS was called to the scene and he was placed under arrest.

He remains incarcerated on $262.00 bond.

Greene lost in the 2010 general election by a wide margin to DeMint. However, it wasn't the outcome that made him famous, it was the journey.

In a shocking primary, Greene edged out former state lawmaker Vic Rawl despite having no campaign signs, ads or making any appearances. That victory thrust him into a world of constant media attention and mentions on most national talk shows.

After his Senate loss, the unemployed military veteran ran for a vacant seat on the State House of Representatives in Clarendon County's 64th district. He received only 37 votes in that primary.

He also reportedly mulled the idea of running for president.

This is not the first time Greene has been on the wrong side of the law. He faced a felony charge for allegedly showing pornography to a female University of South Carolina student in an on-campus computer lab. He accepted entry into a pre-trial intervention program to erase that charge.

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