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Alvin Greene, former S.C. Senate candidate, arrested

South Carolina's Democratic candidate for Senate Alvin Greene arrives at the Matrix Center Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Manning, S.C.
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The unemployed Army veteran who stunned the political world by winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina in 2010 has been arrested on a trespassing charge in Myrtle Beach.

Police said 35-year-old Alvin Greene was arrested Friday at an apartment complex. A report says he was walking around disoriented and asked for paramedics. They checked on Greene, who then was taken into custody.

Greene remained at the Horry County jail Monday afternoon, held on a $282 bond. No one answered the phone at his Manning home and his brother did not return a message.

According to a police report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Greene was unarmed during the incident, Charlotte, N.C., CBS affiliate WBTV reported.

Greene, a military veteran, made headlines in June 2010 when he clinched the Democratic nomination for Senate over state lawmaker Vic Rawl. At the time, Greene was unemployed and hadn't even raised the minimum $5,000 to file a report with the Federal Election Commission. Before winning the nomination, Greene hadn't even campaigned: he had held no campaign events, ran no ads or placed any campaign signs.

His quixotic campaign ended that November after being trounced by incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who eventually stepped down earlier this year to run the Heritage Foundation think tank.

This isn't Greene's first brush with the law. During his Senate campaign, Greene fought a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student, which was later dropped after he entered a pre-trial intervention program.