Democrat Presidential Candidate Arrested Twice in 60 Days, Now Running for Mayor


Quancidine Hinson Gribble, who cast her bid for the 2016 U.S. Presidency, has now changed her aspirations to becoming the Mayor of Fayetteville, N.C.A. North Carolina mayoral candidate has been arrested twice in 55 days for tampering with a water company’s equipment.

The Fayetteville Observer reports 56-year-old Quancidine Gribble, who’s running to become mayor of Fayetteville, was arrested on Tuesday. Her previous arrest was on June 8. One warrant filed by Aqua North Carolina said workers turned off the water and removed the meter at Gribble’s house in June because she hadn’t paid the bill. A second warrant was filed July 26 when an Aqua employee told a magistrate Gribble had reconnected a water line that the company had disconnected.

From Fay Observer:

A candidate running for mayor of Fayetteville has been arrested twice in 55 days, accused of stealing and interfering with a water company’s equipment.

Quancidine Gribble, 56, of the 6100 block of Louise Street, was arrested on misdemeanor charges by the Fayetteville Police Department on June 8 and again Tuesday. She was charged with larceny in June and with reconnecting disconnected utilities in the second incident, according to arrest documents.

Her bail was set at $500 for each charge and she is currently out on bail. A full-time student pursuing a doctorate of philosophy, a community activist and a charity leader, Gribble is running for mayor of Fayetteville for the first time.

Each warrant was filed by Aqua North Carolina, a water supplier serving parts of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

Her bail was set at $500 for each charge and she is currently out on bail.

A full-time student pursuing a doctorate of philosophy, a community activist and a charity leader, Gribble is running for mayor of Fayetteville for the first time.

Gribble envisions a city with a lower crime rate and more prosperity for all of its residents. She said she will fight to help the poor and disenfranchised rise up and secure better jobs, infrastructure and education. Gribble said she was inspired to run for mayor after her Hollywood Heights neighborhood was damaged in Hurricane Matthew. “I’m a fighter,” Gribble said. “I won’t back down.”