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Former Senate candidate, Alvin Greene, "disoriented" during SC arrest

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Alvin Greene (Source: J. Ruben Long Detention Center) Alvin Greene (Source: J. Ruben Long Detention Center)
CONWAY, SC (WBTV) -

Nearly three years after making national headlines for his failed-run for the United States Senate, Alvin Greene is back in the news after he was arrested in South Carolina.

Greene was booked in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Horry County on Friday evening.

He was charged with "Trespassing on Another's Land Without Permission - 1st Offense" at 7:58 p.m. 

According to a police report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Greene was unarmed during the incident.

The report says Greene was "disoriented" near a home along the 300-block of Chester Street around 12:30 p.m. on Friday.  This is near the 2nd Avenue Pier.

He was checked out by medical personnel and later arrested.

Greene is being held on a $262 bond.

The now 35-year-old was an out of work, military veteran when he made national headlines in 2010 for his run for Senate. Greene never met the $5,000 threshold required for reporting to the Federal Election Commission for his run for U.S. Senate.

Greene ended his candidacy in a nearly empty banquet room in South Carolina after an overwhelmingly loss to Republican Senator Jim DeMint.

During his campaign he accused DeMint of starting the recession, suggested he could end the recession with action figures of himself, and debuted a new comic book "The Ultimate Warrior" which is about himself.

Greene, who lives in South Carolina, surprised his party with an upset primary win over a former state lawmaker in summer 2010.

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.

During his campaign run, Greene was fighting a felony obscenity charge after he was accused of showing pornography to a University of South Carolina student. He accepted entry into a pre-trial intervention program to erase that charge.

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