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Two arrests near Tropicana Field RNC party had nothing to do with protests or politics

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested two people Sunday in connection with the Republican National Convention welcome party at Tropicana Field, but the incidents had nothing to do with politics or protests.

According to police affidavits, Clive Valexford Huie, 64, was arrested about 8:40 p.m. after driving his Dodge truck around barricades at the corner of Interstate 175 and Fourth Street. When police stopped him, they discovered he did not have a valid driver's license. He also was arrested on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm after police said they found a .22- caliber revolver in his truck. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $10,250 bail.

The second arrest came shortly before 10 p.m. when police found Antonio Eduardo Sepulveda, 40, lying on the sidewalk "inside the restricted area during the RNC event." When officers stepped in to help, he started yelling profanities, according to an arrest affidavit. He was arrested on a misdemeanor disorderly intoxication charge and held on $100 bail.

Two arrests near Tropicana Field RNC party had nothing to do with protests or politics 08/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 1:44pm]
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