Ben Armstrong, who was detained on September 25th while live streaming outside a former colleague’s house, spent just over 8 hours in a cell according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia.
The influential cryptocurrency figure was released on bail, but he faces charges of “loitering” and “simple assault by placing another person in fear,” with a bail amount of $2,600 plus $40 in fees.
Ben Armstrong is spending a night in jail on charges of loitering and simple assault. This incident has drawn significant interest, especially considering Armstrong’s fame in the cryptocurrency world. Market observers suggest that these events could impact his reputation and standing within the crypto community.
This case has sparked significant controversy within the crypto community, and there are expectations that it will continue to attract media attention and investor scrutiny.
In Georgia, loitering or prowling generally refers to a person being “in a place at a time or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant a justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property” in the nearby area, according to the law firm Lawson & Berry based in Georgia.