Two arrested at Apex polling place

Colleen Mary Brock & Troy Scott Hale (Courtesy: Wake County Sheriff's Office)

May 8, 2012 8:22:39 PM PDT
Apex police had to be called to a polling place at Lufkin Road Middle School about 7 p.m. Tuesday after a disturbance broke out.

Police said 50-year-old Colleen Mary Brock was attempting to vote when she refused to give the polling attendant her name, address and political affiliation.

When the attendant told Brock the law required her to provide the information, police said she became irate and she and her husband, 51-year-old Troy Scott Hale, began to yell at the polling attendant.  

The victim, 24-year-old Melvin Martinez Jr., tried to diffuse the situation when Hale allegedly picked up a polling sign and tried to hit him with it. Police said Brock then stepped in and assaulted Martinez by shoving him.

Both Brock and Hale were charged with misdemeanor assualt and creating a public disturbance.

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