Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tennessee man Wednesday at Augusta National Golf Club after he refused to leave after challenging Masters Tournament patrons.
According to a police statement, Larry Patrick Craft, 52, of Lyles, was repeatedly told by deputies not to enter Augusta National on Wednesday morning after he demonstrated aggressive behavior toward patrons about their religious beliefs based on how they were dressed. Police did not provide specifics on that behavior or his comments.
Around 1 p.m., they said, Craft entered the property and became argumentative with deputies, saying he was “not going to leave.”
Police said Craft resisted and deputies forced him to the ground and placed him under arrest. He was in the Richmond County jail Thursday on charges of obstruction of a law enforcement officer and criminal trespass.