Man arrested after harassing customers at Aberdeen business

A 26-year-old man from Aberdeen was arrested after police were called to a business because the man was reportedly harassing customers on June 23.

Aberdeen Police Chief Brian Chavis announced in a press release that Joshua Ratliff is facing charges of possession of firearm by felon, carrying a concealed handgun, possession of Schedule Il controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony probation violation and parole violation.

Ratliff was inside the business and “appeared to be under the influence.” Chavis said Ratliff had suspected oxycodone, a handgun, and drug paraphernalia. 

The name of the business and the details of Ratliff’s harassment of the customers were not provided.

The suspect was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. He was given an additional $10,000 secured bond for the felony probation violation out of county and parole violation. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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