Grand Jury Indicts Ohio ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Accused of Trying to Steal 11 Homes
A grand jury indicted an Ohio “sovereign citizen” who tried to steal 11 homes by moving in and filing a “quiet title” to claim ownership.
Prosecutors said Robert Carr found empty houses in the Cincinnati area, changed the locks and filed court documents in attempt to keep the homeowner or bank from making any subsequent claims on the property.
The legal maneuver has been used by sovereign citizens, who believe that governments operate illegally and generally choose to disobey laws they don’t like, to gain control of properties all over the country.
Carr was charged with breaking and entering last month, but he returned the arrest warrant as “rejected” and said their “office (was) not accepted,” and he charged Forest Park police with a lengthy, handwritten list of civil rights violations, including kidnapping.