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Florida man charged with driving into GOP voter sign-up tent

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 16:12:18-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A sheriff's office in Florida says a man was arrested for driving into a tent set up in a parking lot by Republicans to register voters in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday via Twitter that Gregory Timm has been charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license.

The sheriff's office says deputies responded to the scene after reports of a dispute.

The Republican Party of Duval County said via Twitter that volunteers for President Donald Trump were deliberately targeted “while registering voters."

The county's Democratic party called on citizens to behave with “civility” during the elections.

Records show Timm was working as a stagehand and had been living in northeast Florida for two years. Jail booking information says he has lived in Jacksonville for two years.

A heavily redacted arrest report didn't offer a motive for the Saturday incident and didn't reveal Timm's political affiliations. It said he was born in Des Moines, Iowa.