Birther Who Tried To Indict Obama Arrested For Stealing Court Documents
A birther in Tennessee, previously seen trying to indict President Obama for treason, was arrested and charged with tampering with government documents for allegedly stealing confidential paperwork from his local courthouse.
Walter F. Fitzpatrick III, a retired Navy veteran, was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into the Monroe County Clerk of Court’s office and stealing documents that had personal information about potential grand jury members for the coming year.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that local officials say they have courthouse surveillance video of Fitzpatrick.
A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, Jennifer Bledsoe, said in a press release Wednesday that earlier that day she had met with the potential grand jury members, who filled out forms with their personal information. ‘At the completion of the meeting the papers were in the courtroom,’ she said. ‘The clerk noticed the papers missing and the videotape of the area was reviewed. The video showed an individual positively identified as Fitzpatrick walk over to the desk where the items were and remove the documents.’
After obtaining an arrest warrant, Bledsoe said, authorities attempted to arrest Fitzpatrick, but he ‘refused to come to the door’ and they had to go in by force.
The documents were not found.
Fitzpatrick is a leader of the birther and Patriot group American Grand Jury, which believes President Obama is treasonous. He previously got into some legal trouble after writing up 24 citizen’s arrest warrants for officials at the federal, state and local levels, calling them ‘domestic enemies’ and describing President Obama as an ‘illegal alien, infiltrator and impostor.’