NC man wearing clown makeup, carrying hatchet arrested

Travis Quenton Pressley, 20, of Indian Trail. (Source: Union County Sheriff's Office)

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (WBTV) – A 20-year-old man is facing charges after deputies say they were called to a gas station for a suspicious person wearing clown makeup. He was later found with a hatchet in his bag.

When deputies arrived at the Wilco Convenience Store, along the 2700-block of Chambers Drive in Indian Trail Sunday evening, they said the man was gone.

People in the store said he was acting suspicious and was wearing dark clothes, a toboggan and clown paint on his face.

Deputies began searching the area and found 20-year-old Travis Quenton Pressley nearby.

According to investigators, Pressley, of Indian Trail was carrying a backpack which contained a small quantity of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a hatchet.

He was placed under arrest for trespassing, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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