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Ryan Fournier, students for Trump co-founder, arrested on assault charges

Ryan Fournier, co-founder of the group Students for Trump, was arrested in North Carolina earlier this month and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of assault on a female, according to court documents.

In court documents, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office said Fournier, 27, allegedly grabbed a woman by her right arm and struck her with a pistol. The alleged incident occurred on Nov. 21.

Fournier posted bond and his next court appearance is set for Dec. 18. He waived his right to a court-assigned attorney, according to the court documents. 

Fournier co-founded Students for Trump in 2015 when he was a freshman at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He is the chair of the group, according to its website, and also serves as the executive director of Red Alert, a conservative activist group.

CBS News has made multiple attempts to contact Fournier for comment.   

Ryan Fournier speaks to a crowd at an event on Jan. 3, 2021, in Sugar Hill, Georgia.
Ryan Fournier speaks to a crowd at an event on Jan. 3, 2021, in Sugar Hill, Georgia. David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire
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