RALEY, NC (WNCN) – A candidate for Wake County who ran and won a judge’s seat in 2020, who was later found ineligible, was arrested on Friday, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said.
Timothy Anthony Gunther (D), who ran for open district judge in 2020 and received a 10F with more than 10,000 votes but was later found incompetent, has been arrested for a crime that obstructs justice and false filing during his campaign for office judges, counties. confirmed by lawyer Lorin Freeman.
Wake County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Eric Curry confirmed the arrest Saturday morning, but said he could not confirm the official cause.
The Wake County Electoral Council agreed that there is significant evidence to question Günther’s residence. They found that he was not eligible to run for office.
Steve Sbrachia of CBS 17 previously covered the story, which confirmed that Gunther was registered as a resident of Fukui Warin but actually lived in Kerry. Fukuai Warin’s residence belonged to his ex-wife and daughter, and Kerry’s address was the only one where his name was.
Gunther (D) beat Beth Tanner (R) by more than 12 percentage points for the 10th Open District seat, but did not perform.
Freeman said Gunther was released on an unsecured $ 10,000 bond.