‘Sovereign Citizen’ Learns Stop Signs Apply To Him
|By David Owens, The Hartford Courant|
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Moore also did not have any insurance or registration documents, police said.
Moore then asked Tierney if he was going to take him to jail, according to the report, and Tierney said he asked Moore to get out of his vehicle.
Moore "refused to do so and began to roll up his window," Tierney wrote in his report. "I was able to put a small baton between the top of the window and the door frame to prevent the window from closing completely."
Tierney then called for other officers to assist him.
Moore eventually got out of his vehicle and was taken into custody, police said. Police checked the contents of his car and turned a small dog he had over to
Police charged Moore with interfering with an officer, failing to stop for a stop sign, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without a license and driving without insurance and held on
At his arraignment Wednesday in
Police also determined there were outstanding arrest warrants for Moore for failure to appear in court in
Not all encounters between sovereign citizens and police have ended so peacefully. Since 2000, sovereign citizen extremists have killed six police officers, according to the
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