Federal prosecutors were prepared to arraign Tuesday an alleged member of the "Patriot Movement" accused of helping to hide a fugitive at his Tenino home.
Todd Gehman Howard, 47, was arrested last week on suspicion of hiding federal fugitive Lewis Vincent Hughes at his home. Hughes is wanted in connection to a bank and mail fraud prosecution filed in North Carolina.
Earlier efforts to arraign Howard at the U.S. District Court in Tacoma were unsuccessful, a U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman said, because Howard continued to interrupt the magistrate judge handling the proceeding.
According to prosecutors, Howard told Thurston County sheriff's deputies that he was a member of the Patriot Movement, a catchall term for militants opposed to the federal government. They also allege that Howard has ties to the "Sovereign Citizen" movement.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Another Teabagger-American Jailed
Posted by Gen. JC Christian, Patriot
Another teabag patriot in the slammer: