WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers and witnesses focused on whether Republican North Carolina state lawmakers and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory illegally weakened minority voting strength as a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law began Monday.
Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested by a Columbia Police Department officer on a drug charge and jailed on Feb. 28, 2015 but a clerk wrongly listed the county sheriff's office as the arresting agency, the Lexington County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday. Two days later a county official corrected the name of the arresting agency - but only internally - to list the Columbia Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement Monday. In mid-April when a Federal Bureau of Investigations examiner conducted a federal background check for Roof's pending purchase of a gun - the weapon now believed to have been used in the church murders - the FBI found Roof's incorrect arrest information and mistakenly contacted the Lexington County records division.