|Published: 9:42 AM, 06/27/2011
||Last updated: 9:42 AM, 06/27/2011
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A Sweetwater man who
claims to despise the court system can't seem to keep himself out
Walt Fitzpatrick, who in a short time
has developed a long history with Monroe County law enforcement, was
found guilty of resisting arrest by a jury Thursday. The jury hung
itself on an assault count and Judge Don Harris declared a mistrial
and set a new trial date of Sept. 23.
Fitzpatrick is the former Naval officer
who spent the first two years of Barack Obama's presidential term
trying to get him charged with treason. During those two years he
found his way to Sweetwater and then the Monroe County Courthouse
where he attempted to indict the president through the grand jury,
even though the president has never been to Monroe County.
Fitzpatrick eventually decided the
grand jury was conspiring against him when it said it didn't feel
it was the right place to try and indict the President of the United
Fitzpatrick eventually walked into a
closed door grand jury meeting and was arrested. That case was
brought to trial in December and Fitzpatrick was found guilty of
interrupting a meeting and resisting arrest, for which he received a
combined 11/29 suspended after 60 days. He was found not guilty on
charges of retaliation for a past action and civil rights violation.
Before that, in October 2010,
Fitzpatrick was again arrested when he failed to appear for a court
date when his lawyer at the time was removing himself from the case.
Fitzpatrick, representing himself,
argued that he hadn't recognized the sheriff's deputies when they
showed up and feared he was being attacked. The jury ultimately
didn't buy that line of reasoning.
Fitzpatrick is scheduled to be
sentenced on the resisting arrest conviction the same day as his next
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