Three charged during statue demonstration in Pittsboro

Pittsboro, NC – On September 28, 2019 at approximately 9:30 am Pittsboro police officers were alerted to a potential demonstration and counter-demonstration in downtown Pittsboro. Officers responded to the area and began to monitor the situation.

Officers charged Woody Elvin Weaver Jr., 64, of 5921 Burt Rd. in Fuquay Varina and Devin Michael Ceartas, 52, of 455 Fair Oaks Cir. in Chapel Hill with Simple Affray. Weaver and Ceartas were charged by citation and released at the scene. Robert Ronald White Jr, 72, of 914 W 6th St. in Siler City was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. White received a written promise to appear in court.

Deputies with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Carrboro Police Department and Broadway Police Department responded to assist with the demonstrations.

The Pittsboro Police department wishes to thank them for their assistance during these events.

Anyone with additional information on any of the above incidents is encouraged to contact the Pittsboro Police Department at 919-918-3200 ext. 1162 or email