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.