Ryan Fournier speaking at a rally in Sugar Hill, Georgia has been charged with assaulting a woman with a firearm.
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The co-founder of a popular young Republicans’ group, Students for Trump, was arrested and charged with assault last week, court documents show.

Ryan Fournier, 27, is accused of grabbing a woman’s arm and “striking her in the forehead with a firearm,” according to a magistrate’s order filed with North Carolina’s Johnston District Court. He faces two misdemeanor charges: assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon.

Fournier was released on Nov. 21, the same day of his arrest, after posting a $2,500 bond. He waived his right to an assigned attorney and is scheduled for a hearing on Dec. 18.

Fournier co-founded Students for Trump in 2015 while a freshman at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. The organization grew to over 350 campus chapters and was credited with turning out thousands of young conservative voters in the 2016 election.

According to his website, Fournier now […]

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