“Oathkeeper” Arrested; Was Driving To Tennessee To Takeover Courthouse And Make Citizen’s Arrests
David Neiwert at C&L tells the tale of Darren Huff, an “Oathkeeper” (they believe we’re becoming a dictatorship) who was on his way from Georgia to Tennessee with a Colt .45 and an AK-47, prepared to take over a courthouse and make citizen’s arrests. Huff was steamed by the arrest of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, another Oathkeeper, a self-styled “sovereign citizen” who entered the courthouse to try to arrest a grand jury foreman. Fitzpatrick had drafted “citizen’s arrest warrants” for state, city and local officials, and previously had tried to get a grand jury to indict President Obama on a charge of treason.
The FBI interviewed a bank manager who said Huff told him on April 15 that Fitzpatrick had been falsely arrested, that Huff was in the Georgia militia, and that 8 or 9 other militia groups were headed to Madisonville on April 20 to “take over the city.” The bank manager said Huff told him he’d see Huff’s actions on the noon news.
FBI agents interviewed Huff at his home on April 19, and Huff said he would be traveling to Tennessee to help Fitzpatrick get the charges against him dropped. Huff told agents there would be no violence unless they were provoked into violence.
Then, on April 20, officers in Madisonville reported numerous individuals in possession of openly displayed and concealed firearms, in the area around the courthouse.
FBI agents had observed Huff leaving his home around 6:15 that morning. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers pulled him over in Sweetwater for traffic violations of traffic control device, registration law, and following too closely.
The troopers said Huff volunteered that he planned to travel to Madisonville to take over the courthouse, to arrest the people on Fitzpatrick’s warrants–who he termed “domestic enemies of the United States engaged in treason”–and to turn those arrested over to state police to place in jail.
Huff explains his arrest in this video:
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