Salisbury church standoff ends with arrest of NC man | News
SALISBURY, N.C. — A man accused of taking more than $2 million from friends and charities was arrested after an armed standoff at a Salisbury church.
The Salisbury Post reported that John Knox Bridges, 52, of Charlotte, was arrested Saturday night at Maupin Avenue ARP Church.
The suspect allegedly took $600,000 from the N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation while serving on the foundation’s board. He is also accused of stealing $600,000 from North Carolina fresco artist Ben Long.
A fugitive warrant was issued for him Friday after he allegedly did not attend his sentencing in federal court in Charlotte.
He was expected to serve between five and six years in prison after pleading guilty to money laundering and securities fraud in February 2012.
Read more: The Salisbury Post.
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