THE BEST THAT WE CAN DO?
Alamance 411 has looked in to the backgrounds of local political candidates with interesting results. Here's what we found (please do your own research to confirm): A Drug User, reckless driver, fraud, and alleged female abuser. A Drunk Driver. A convicted child abuser and larcenist. A vandal and rioter.
David Spruill, Soil And Water Conservation District Supervisor candidate, was convicted of Hit And Run With Property Damage in 2002, convicted of felony obtaining property with a worthless check in 1998, convicted of a misdemeanor worthless check charge in 1997, and convicted of felony possession of a schedule II drug (cocaine) in 1995. As convicted felon he actually won't even be able to vote for himself in this election. In 2015 Spruill was charged with assault on a female in Alamance County. Our initial research did not indicate whether he was convicted.
Barrett Brown, Soil And Water Conservation District Supervisor candidate, was convicted in 2009 of misdemeanor DWI. He was also arrested for DWI in 2003 and 2017. Our initial research did not indicate whether he was convicted of of these latter charges. In July of this year, 2020, Brown was arrested for resisting a public officer and impeding traffic during protests at the historic Graham Courthouse.
Dreama Caldwell, Alamance County Commissioner candidate, was arrested in July, 2015 for felony child abuse after leaving a two year old girl on a hot bus for six and a half hours while working at a daycare center in Chapel Hill. She was later convicted of misdemeanor child abuse. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article27159040.html Caldwell was also convicted of misdemeanor larceny in 1997. our research show that she passed a bad check at a nail salon and did not pay restitution.
Kristen Powers, Alamance County Commissioner candidate, has never been arrested but photographic evidence shows her smiling for the camera along with four others in Chapel Hill when the Silent Sam Confederate Memorial was forcibly and illegally destroyed.
Who is funding these criminals you ask? Not Alamance County residents. Dreama Caldwell's second quarter campaign finance reports show 24 out of county donations, largely from California, totaling $5,937. Kristen Powers's donations are similar with her second quarter report showing 13 out of county donations totaling $2,540.
Below are the background checks and information of public record.