Chief of Police Gregg Breeden
Madisonville, Tennessee Police Department
315 Englewood Road
Madisonville, Tennessee 37354

Chief Breeden:

Please accept this Notice of the Necessity, Authority and Intent to conduct a series of imminent Citizen’s Arrests throughout Monroe County Tennessee.

The first arrest plan must be constructed and crafted in cooperation with the Madisonville Police Department. Wisdom dictates the first arrest plan be one that is acceptable to your Police Chief colleagues throughout Monroe County; an arrest plan that can be used again and again.

Time is not a friend. Planning must begin immediately. Contact information is provided separately.

Fair winds, following seas,
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III
United States Navy Retired -USNA Class of 1975

Cc: Sweetwater, Tennessee Chief of Police Eddie Byrum
Distribution: Wide

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Fitzpatrick: “Court-Martialed for Nothing”

Posted By Sharon Rondeau On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 4:45 PM In National | No Comments


by Sharon Rondeau

CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III has illustrated through his own experience at court-martial that commanding officers have virtually unlimited discretion in formulating charges against a subordinate, at times using the system to retaliate against whistleblowers and others for personal and political reasons.

(Nov. 19, 2013) — CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) and The Post & Email are preparing the manuscript for a book which will detail the numerous crimes involved in his Special Court-Martial of April 1990 which produced the largest criminal cover-up in U.S. military history.  Dozens and perhaps hundreds of officers are aware of the injustice meted out to Fitzpatrick wherein a forged document continues to be maintained as authentic after more than 23 years.

From beginning to end, the process was fraught with procedural violations, dishonesty, fabrication, and finally, the forgery of Fitzpatrick’s name to a “confession” document dated 17 July 1990 which he never saw.

Fitzpatrick has described the complicity of Naval officers and the Judge Advocate General’s office as their having been “willing to destroy subordinates to protect the institution.”  Having sought redress since the court-martial concluded, Fitzpatrick has named specific individuals as criminals, including his former defense attorney.  None will speak on the record or have filed a lawsuit against Fitzpatrick for defamation.  Had they done so, Fitzpatrick would be entitled to discovery in his own defense.

After having been missing for almost a year, Judge Advocate General Inspector General Capt. Rand Pixa reported that he discovered the original court-martial record.  Capt. Pixa alerted the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the next day, NCIS Special Agent Richard Allen discovered the original of the criminal forgery.  At that time, Allen discovered other documents in the original record of court-martial that matched the forgery.  Because of the matching documents, defense counsel Kevin Martis “Andy” Anderson was named as the primary suspect in the forgery.

Three months prior, on September 5, 1997, Fitzpatrick had gone to the Pentagon to speak with TJAG John Hutson about the forgery in his file.  Although blocked from speaking with Hutson directly, according to Fitzpatrick, Hutson called the NCIS director, who told NCIS Deputy Director Ernie Simon, “This forgery is real; we have a problem on our hands.”  Simon then generated a memo to various parties reflecting that conversation which said that if the forgery could be proved, “it makes the Navy look really, really bad” (see memo below).

The American taxpayer continues to pay for corruption and abuse within the U.S. military as well as a system of “justice” which is not constitutionally-based, but rather, emerged from the British Articles of War.

Many segments of the Fitzpatrick saga which will be incorporated into the book have appeared at The Post & Email with supporting documents released by the Navy in response to dozens of FOIA requests submitted over more than a decade following the sham proceeding.

The forgery remains in both Fitzpatrick’s service record and Record of Court-Martial.

Fitzpatrick describes the military system of “justice” as a function of commandand describes the proceedings against him asa vendettaconducted by a political admiral and his personal staff.  Because there is no review by a grand jury before charges are leveled against a defendant, a subordinate can be convicted and his career ruined without the presentation of any evidence.

Emails and letters from The Post & Email to Navy personnel about the crimes committed have gone unanswered over the last 19 months.  All of the principals involved or those who vouched for the authenticity of the forgery have been contacted over the last three months, with none responding.

The following segment describes how all of the “charges” except one against Fitzpatrick resulted in a “not guilty” verdict and that the only charge for which a “conviction” was pronounced was not a proper one.


Bitoff took action and decided what he was going to do with me on the 11th of April 1990, a week after my court-martial was over.  At that time, John Bitoff did not have the court-martial record.  His big initial “B” is at the top of a memo dated 18 April 1990, when he took action on my case.  He didn’t formalize it in a letter that day, but that’s when he decided what he was going to do.  He did not have the clemency request or the court-martial record at that time.  All he had was Tim Zeller’s investigation report.

The thrust of the accusations that Zeller made against me, to include larceny, was for the funeral trip.  There were three charges:

  • Article 92, willful dereliction of duty;
  • Violation of Article 108, wrongful disposition of MWR fund, and in the specification under charge 2, Zeller articulated misuse of MWR funds for the funeral trip;
  • Violation of Article 121, was for larceny, in which Zeller accused me of stealing the money that was used for sending the females to accompany the female members of the Nordeen family.  I was accused of stealing that money and using it for myself.

Those are the three charges.

Under Charge 1, they said that I was commuting with the MWR van, but that was all.

For Charge 2, the specification was for the money used for the funeral trip.

The government did not charge me; there was no specific information.  Charge 1, Specification 1 was all that the panel found me guilty of.  When you read specification 1, it does not lay out what it was that I did specifically to abuse MWR funds.  Under that charge, Zeller did not lay out any specifics at all.  He didn’t accuse me, for example, of using money to send people to Hawaii.  He didn’t accuse me under Charge 1, specification 1 of misspending or stealing money for the electronic purchases; he didn’t charge me under Charge 1, specification 1 with any money that was spent for the funeral trip.

When you read the Letter of Reprimand, you see that the panel found me guilty of taking money for the electronics equipment and spending money for the trip to Hawaii.  I’ve explained to you why those two findings are impossible to arrive at.

The government didn’t charge me with either of those events that are criminal in nature, so I’ve been found guilty of nothing.  The government did not charge me with misusing, spending or stealing money for the electronics equipment or for misspending money for the trip to Hawaii, but these two things appear in the Letter of Reprimand, which is an impossibility because none of these things were discussed.  So where there was specific information for every event, I was found “not guilty.”  The government didn’t specify anything in Charge 1, Specification 1.  They didn’t talk about any particular event.  There was nothing there.  They might as well have charged me in Charge 1, Specification 1 with dereliction of duty for the sun not rising in the East this morning.  That’s not a crime.  They didn’t even do that.  “Fitzpatrick is being charged with dereliction of duty.”  OK.  In charging me with Dereliction of Duty, the government has to name the duty, and I had no assigned duties under the MWR program, so they didn’t do that.  Then they have to name the actual event that represents the dereliction.  They have to tell me what it was they say I did wrong; they didn’t do that, either.  So what was I defending myself against?

Detail of Charge 1, Specification 1 of Special Court-Martial of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III in April 1990

Page 1 of court-martial charge and specification report

Page 2

Page 3

The military hearing officer, George Wells, during the court-martial on the 4th of April, said, “The government hasn’t charged Fitzpatrick with a crime under Charge 1, Specification 1.  I have some ideas about how we can fix it” – that’s what he said on page 98 and 99 of the court-martial record, but the government never fixed the charge.  Also, on block 17 of the Article 32 report, Quigley raised up a red flag and said that the charges were not in proper order.  Block 17, which is right above Block 18, said that there is no reasonable grounds to believe that Fitzpatrick committed the events of which he was accused.

The government charged me with criminal acts, and they gave out specifics.  In all of the places where specific information was given, I was found “not guilty.”  That’s consistent with what Matt Bogoshian said when he said, “There’s little, if any, evidence to believe that Fitzpatrick committed these crimes of which he is accused.”  Where a specific event was written down and said, “He did this…he used money for the funeral trip” I was found “not guilty.”  I was found “not guilty” of stealing the money for the trip.

Charge 1, specification 1 doesn’t name the duty, and it doesn’t name the act which violates the duty.  They found me guilty of nothing.  And in doing so, nobody’s ever had to explain how they were able to achieve that result.  Fitzpatrick had to know that he was doing something wrong to be accused of willful dereliction of duty.  That means he had to know.  But they didn’t name the duty that I was assigned.  If you look at my fitness report under “Duties Assigned,” you won’t find “Morale, Welfare and Recreation.”  I had other duties; the MWR program was assigned to other people to operate.   So if Zeller wanted to include me in that, by necessity, he would have had to charge other people, and they never did that.

The government didn’t charge me, and that charge for which I was found guilty, according to the Specification, doesn’t name an act.  They didn’t name a crime.  Zeller also had his dates wrong; he said that between July 1988 through January 1989, Fitzpatrick was involved in all this bad stuff.  Well, the electronics equipment was purchased in August; the funeral trip was in July; what was it that they said I did wrong in September?

So Zeller accused me of breaking regulations from July 1988 to January 1989.  Our ship deployed on September 12, 1988.  We were overseas; the first week in October, we were just making our approach into the Philippine Islands.  We did a pit stop, then from there, we moved into the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean through the Straits of Malacca into the Northern Arabian Sea.  So the ship was deployed.  So they accused me of nothing and they convicted me of committing a crime of nothing.  Under Charge 1, Specification 1, I’m not accused of a crime.  And that’s what I’ve been found guilty of.  They didn’t accuse a criminal act, and the military hearing officer said, “You haven’t accused him of anything here; you need to go back and fix this, and they didn’t, and that’s the only thing they found me guilty of.

Then you see the post-trial documents which Zeller and Anderson were exchanging which say, “Nobody knows what this guy did.”  And Anderson put it right out there; he had it correct in what he was writing in the Response to the Letter of Reprimand which he forged; the information that he put in there is correct.  He said what I’ve been telling you:  that “there were no warnings issued to Fitzpatrick.”  The word “warning” does not appear in the court-martial record.  Doug Dolan did not testify Anderson, maybe to protect himself in future days if they got caught, I don’t know – he told the admiral about the MWR trip to Hawaii, “Yes, there was a trip; it was scheduled; there’s evidence in the court-martial record in the Article 32 that says that there was a message that the ship received, and that it was seen by other people, and that people were sent to this meeting and they attended the meeting.”  Chief Wagner said, “Yes, I met with MWR personnel when I was in Hawaii.”  So the Letter of Reprimand bears no connection at all to the Record of Court-Martial or to the Article 32 report.  The only thing it refers back to is Zeller’s investigation reports, which were from September/October 1989.

Bitoff never looked at the court-martial record, and he never looked at the clemency request.  It was all a charade; it was a kibuki dance, to make it look as though what they were doing was legitimate.  All the time, it was nothing but a house of cards, a smokescreen, lining up dominoes.

The bottom line is that I’ve been found guilty of nothing.

Every place you look at this court-martial, you find a crime committed by Zeller or Bitoff.  Because of what they did, there never was a real Article 32.  What was going on was going on behind the scenes, and the Article 32 that was done in public was nothing but showcasing.  The same thing can be said for the court-martial.  The public court-martial in April 1990 was showcasing.  My real court-martial took place on the 12th of October, the day before the Navy birthday, in 1989, and Zeller pronounced me guilty of all these things.  Isn’t it interesting that at the end of the day, I was found guilty?  What was I found guilty of?  Nothing. 

If anybody stands behind the court-martial of Walt Fitzpatrick and says he was properly tried and convicted, and we can prove it, then the question becomes, “OK, what was it that Fitzpatrick did?  What did he do?”  If they point to the Letter of Reprimand and say, “This is what Bitoff’s (hand-picked) panel found:  they found that Fitzpatrick misused the money that was spent for the trip to Hawaii, and he misused the money that was spent for the electronics equipment.”  Then the next statement to whoever would be, “Where do you find that accusation made against CDR Fitzpatrick in the first place? Cite the page, the witness…” It wasn’t made.  They talked about it at the court-martial, but again, nothing came of it.

Then you go back to Zeller’s reports and you find out exactly where this information comes from in the beginning. Who said that it was against regulations to buy the electronic equipment?  Well, according to Zeller, it was Doug Dolan.  Who is Doug Dolan?  I never talked to Doug Dolan about this in the first place; Zeller never talked to Doug Dolan; Zeller made this up.

By the way, the assistant supply officer, Doug Dolan, was not part of the MWR organization.  He wasn’t assigned any duties with the MWR.

Doug and I were good friends.  I used to have something called the “XO Beat-Me-Up.”  We used to go to a bar at the end of the pier called Olive Oyl’s.”  It was named after Popeye‘s girlfriend, Olive Oyl.  It was very close to the China BasinBefore we moved across from Oakland to San Francisco for the overhaul, we did it somewhere else; I can’t remember where it was.

The XO Beat-Me-Up was off the ship.  I would walk in, and it was all the chief petty officers and me.  The first thing I did when I walked in was take off my collar devices and put them into a glass of beer.  It meant, “Chiefs, beat me up.  Take me to task.  Take me downtown.  If there’s a problem with the ship, if there’s a problem with me, please tell me.  There’s no attribution here.  You’re speaking to me as if I’m a nobody.”  I was taking the authority that I held as an executive officer and throwing it into a glass of beer.  “Anything that is said here stays here, and I will take action on any problems that you’ve found.”

The chief petty officers ran the ship.  One of the highest honors I ever received when I was in the Navy was to be picked as an honorary chief petty officer by the chiefs.  I told these guys, “I was an E-1 before I ever became an Ensign, and I’m here now, listening to you as chief petty officers, and you can consider me lower than an E-1.  Talk to me.”  That’s the way we ran the ship, and we did that regularly. If there was a complaint anywhere on the ship, it would have come to me through the chief petty officer grapevine.  And they had free access to me; they could have come in to me at any time and said, “Can you take off your collar devices?” and I would have said, “Sure, chief, whaddya got?”  That never happened.

Nobody came to me when we sent people on the funeral trip, and the feedback that I got from everybody – and I’m writing this in the book – was that this was something that they needed to do.

I never talked to Doug Dolan about this.  If Doug had come to me, he would have been one of many who would have come to me and said, “Hey, XO, we have a problem here.”  But it never happened.

The purchase of electronics equipment that was distributed throughout the entire ship was common fleet practice; it was not a criminal act.  So Zeller accused me in this Letter of Reprimand of doing something that was done by every ship I was had ever been on on throughout my career.  Every ship did it.  There was nothing wrong with it.  It was perfectly acceptable and accepted; we put it into our report, we sent our report off to the chain of command…so this nonsense about Doug Dolan is just that:  nonsense.  No one would have come to me and said, “We’re not supposed to do this” because everybody was doing it!

We had what we called Sight TV on board the ship.  In the old days, you would go out on one of the weather decks – and you see this in some of the old World War II movies where the sailors are out on the weather deck watching a movie under the stars.  When we were able to have video equipment on board the ship where we could pipe the movies into the compartments for the sailors and they had TVs to watch, they didn’t have to go out on the weather deck; they could watch a movie in their compartment or at their work center.  You could do it 24 hours a day and didn’t have to wait for a film to come on.  We did training on the TV system; it was an internal television network, if you will.

So purchasing TVs to support this internal television stations was common fleet practice.  To this day, I’m sure it’s common fleet practice.

Zeller made up the conversation before and after about my talking to Dolan. I never had those conversations with Dolan, and Zeller accused me of something that was not a criminal act.   You see this in Zeller’s investigation report.  Zeller attributes the “warning” to Doug Dolan in his investigation report, but there is no sworn statement from Doug Dolan.  That never happened.  Not even Zeller itemized his interview of Doug Dolan in his investigation report; he doesn’t put it there. Doug Dolan didn’t testify at the Article 32; he didn’t testify at the court-martial.  So how does this make it into the Letter of Reprimand?  Because Zeller made it up.

The same thing with the trip to Hawaii.  Where does that information come from?  It says in the Letter of Reprimand that the meeting was never scheduled and it was never held.  When you read Zeller’s investigation report, he attributes that position to himself.  He made it up himself.  When this meeting was discussed during the Article 32, it was 1) Yes, there was a message that it was scheduled, and 2) Yes, one of our chief petty officers attended.

I was never accused of misspending, mishandling or abusing the MWR funds for the trip to Hawaii; that was not an accusation I ever faced.  The government never accused me of a crime of any type or kind with regard to monies that were expended for the electronics equipment.  And that bears itself out when you take a look at the court-martial record and the Article 32. Then the hearing officer, Wells, said, “You haven’t accused Fitzpatrick of a crime here; fix this.  You need to state that he had actual knowledge; you need to state exactly what it is that he did; you need to state the duty, and you haven’t done that.  So get it fixed.”  So today I stand convicted of…NOTHING.

This is why Zeller and Bitoff and the others said, “We’re not calling in the NIS because they’re not available; we’re going to do this ourselves.”  That is nonsense and goes to their criminal intent.  They were going to set me up, and the only way they could ensure that they could frame me was  to handle the “investigation” by themselves.

Every time you see Bitoff’s signature, he’s involved in making a false official statement.  He was told a couple times that there’s nothing in the court-martial where these things that I was reprimanded for were even discussed.  Tim Zeller’s investigation reports were never considered at the Article 32 at all.  They were kept secret, and everything else that happened in between was all for show.  Then when the Letter of Reprimand came out, John Bitoff cited me for things that were never proven and were never brought up during the course of the court-martial.

Letter of Reprimand, page 1

Nobody came in to testify that the MWR meeting in Hawaii was never scheduled and that it never took place.  Quite the contrary, people came in and said, “Yes, I saw a message on the meeting,” or “Yes, I attended the meeting.”  In other words, Zeller’s accusation was disproved, but Bitoff ignored it.

After the court-martial was over and I started digging into the records to produce evidence of what I told them was going on when it was going on, people started to look at this and the response was “Oh, my gosh.  We have a real problem here.”  And the NCIS was told to back off by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy so the NCIS didn’t really take a hard look at it until 1997, and when they did, they said, “Oh, my gosh.” And this makes the Navy and the Marine Crops look really bad, and it “proves everything that Fitzpatrick has been talking about for a decade.”

Memo written to various parties from NCIS Deputy Director Ernie Simon stating that if the forgery were proved, it would make the Navy “look really bad.”

In those specific things I was charged with doing, I was found “not guilty.”

I do not know how the vote went.  I don’t know why they voted as they did, but my speculation is if they had found me guilty of anything specific, they would have had to explain themselves, and upon appeal it would have all unraveled.  If they said, for example, that they found me guilty of stealing the money that was used for the female escorts for the females in the Nordeen family, they would have had to answer for that.  Did Fitzpatrick put any money into his pocket?  No.   What was this money used for?  It was spent to send a contingent of females to escort the four females in the Nordeen family at a time of extraordinary crisis.  If they had found me guilty of that, they would have had to explain…if the entire crew knew that this was going on and nobody said anything, why 14 months later did this start?  What money did he steal?  Was this for personal use? No.  Did anything go into his pocket? No.  And Bitoff even said that.  So they would have had to explain themselves:  How do you find larceny there?

I was there.  This was our “9-11.”  The ship was knocked to its knees.  We had just taken a sucker-punch in the gut at a very critical time in our operational protocol.  The ship had been laid low.  The commanding officer’s brother had just been decapitated and dismembered in a car bomb attack by terrorists in Athens, Greece.  We came together as a crew, and this is something that the entire crew could participate in.  This was the beauty of using the MWR fund.  I’m writing this in the book.  Everybody could say, “I was part of honoring this man who has been taken down in this terrorist attack.”  Everybody contributed to the MWR fund.  Every time you bought a soda, a baseball cap, a bar of soap, a belt buckle, you contributed something to the MWR fund.  So by using that fund, which was the crew’s money, everybody could say, “I was part of this.”  I can’t tell you how uplifting it was for the crew, and the crew was appropriately applauded and recognized for this coming together in this crisis.  None of this was addressed in MWR regulations.  This wasn’t something that was prohibited.  It was not foreseeable, a tragic event, and the crew did what they thought was the right thing to do.  There was nothing untoward, nothing done under the table.  The entire crew knew, and we took a vote.

The MWR committee is made up of one person from each of the divisions.  They called an MWR meeting right after we began considering sending a contingent of people.  Only six or eight people showed up, and that wasn’t enough, so I said, “OK.  We don’t have time; we have to know from the crew now:  thumbs up or thumbs down.  So we called a meeting on the flight deck and the entire crew was there.  The entire crew was told, and the only people who weren’t at that meeting were, for example, the engineering department.   We were at anchor; the engineering plant was still working.  We were operating the boilers and all the machinery to keep the ship running at sea.  We had a team of watch standards up on the bridge, but not many.  So it was everybody on the ship except those people who had to be on watch, and of course, they learned about it from their division mates.  I explained the relationship I had with the chief petty officers:  I told the crew, “If you have a problem with this, tell your chief petty officer, or slip a note under my door, or tell your division officer.”  The chief petty officers were always accessible.  There wasn’t any dissent.  And of course, in the Article 32, J.J. Quigley wrote that his impression was that “99% of the crew was behind this.”  I would have said it was 100%.

So Zeller made up the misuse of the MWR funds.  Everything was invented.  There was no problem with the MWR fund.  There was no stealing of money; there was no misuse of money; there was nothing that was done under the table.  Zeller made all of it up.  None of the things that Zeller laid out specifically held any water, which means that Zeller and Adm. Bitoff were told at the 32 there were no grounds to bring these charges against me.  “You don’t have any grounds.”

Why did they say that they offered me Article 15, non-judicial punishment…which they never did, by the way.

The offering and the declination of the acceptance of the non-judicial punishment is a written event.  Bitoff and Zeller handled the Article 15 issue the same way that they handled the Letter of Reprimand.  They made believe that I was placed on notice; they made believe that I came in and said “no;” they made believe that Article 15 was offered and declined, but they have nothing in writing from me to support that.  When you take a look at the documents that are associated with the Mast package – I used to do this all the time; I did Executive Officer’s investigations and I dealt with Mast issues all the time.  There are boxes to check on the preprinted form:  “Does the accused accept Article 15 or not?”  If you’re at shore, you can decline it; if you’re at sea, you can’t.  So I was assigned to an ashore command, under John Bitoff, Combat Logistics Group 1.  If Bitoff was going to offer this, he had to do it in writing.  And then it had to be delivered to me, and then there’s a block and a signature line for “accept” or “decline.”  If it had been offered, I wouldn’t have signed it.  At that point in time, the Article 32 hearing officer said, “There is nothing to support these accusations.”  If it had been offered, I would have said “no.”  They would have pushed the piece of paper across the desk to me and said, “OK, we want you to sign here ‘decline.’” And I would have said “no.”  Then somebody would have written in the words “Refused to sign,” and then there would have been a witness to that.  So Zeller would have been there, and he would have written in, “Fitzpatrick refused to sign,” and he would have put his initials or his signature after that, and it would have been countersigned by somebody else on the staff, “In my witness, CDR Fitzpatrick refused Article 15.”

This is the point:  for this to go to court-martial, Bitoff had to make sure that Article 15 was not an option.  In other words, if it had been put in front of me, he knew I would have turned it down, and that would have been written and just more problematic.  Later, he said it was offered and that I turned it down.  In other words, Bitoff forced the court-martial.  He didn’t want me to accept Article 15 if he put that piece of paper in front of me and I put “yes” in the box…  By handling the Article 15 package in the same way that they handled the Letter of Reprimand, by pretending that I was a participant in the process and never being a participant in the process, they guaranteed a court-martial.  And what was I court-martialed for?  Well, nothing.  There were no charges to bring against me.  There was no substantiation.  That was borne out at the court-martial, because everything that they accused me of specifically I was found “not guilty.”  In Charge 1, Violation of Article 92, willful dereliction of duty, and the Spec said that I used MWR funds…well, what duty was assigned to you?  How did you misuse the funds?  That needs to appear in the charge, and it didn’t.

There are two episodes in the Letter of Reprimand:  one with the electronics equipment and the other with the MWR meeting in Hawaii.  These comparisons show that Bitoff took excerpts from Zeller’s investigation reports and included them in his Letter of Reprimand, but they were never part of the Article 32 or court-martial.  In each of the two episodes described in the Letter of Reprimand, we have comments that Zeller made in his investigation reports that track from those reports to the Letter of Reprimand but have no connection to the court-martial record or Article 32.  They are directly taken from Zeller’s reports and put into the Letter of Reprimand.

Citations from Zeller’s investigation reports which appeared in Bitoff’s 7 June 1990 Letter of Reprimand but did not come from the Article 32 or the court-martial

Zeller states emphatically that there was no MWR scheduled in Pearl Harbor, HI and no meeting held.  Then, parenthetically, Zeller wrote that “evidence used is investigating officer’s only.”  This is where we find Zeller identifying himself as the source of this claim, which he made up. 

The only testimony and evidence that John Bitoff relied upon was that which was taken from Zeller’s investigation reports.  He didn’t have anything from the court-martial or Article 32.  Zeller created a fiction which was not repeated at the Article 32 and the court-martial.  But it was repeated in Bitoff’s Letter of Reprimand.  That’s the only other place where you find these comments.

The references in Bitoff’s Letter of Reprimand which he says came from the court-martial record actually came from Zeller’s investigation reports

Zeller wrote these things in his reports, and then he kept the reports secret.  There were three versions of them dated 5 October 1989, 10 October 1989 and 23 October 1989.  We have the latter two. I’m sure that if we had the 5 October report, we would have another sentence that we could compare to Bitoff’s Letter of Reprimand.

The second set of comparisons is another example of Zeller having made up the accusation.  In the case of the electronics equipment, he made it up by creating a phantom witness with whom he never spoke.  In the second episode that deals with the Pearl Harbor trip, Zeller didn’t talk to anybody.  He made it up himself!  

For each of the two episodes that appear in the Letter of Reprimand – the electronics equipment and the Hawaii trip – the only other place where we find that language is in Zeller’s reports.  It did not come from any transcript of the Article 32 or the court-martial.  Zeller’s reports are the only other place where this language appears.

Zeller did not present himself or his investigation reports for examination at the Article 32 or at the court-martial. Nobody else came to the Article 32 or to the court-martial and repeated the information that came from Tim Zeller’s reports which was repeated in the Letter of Reprimand.  Zeller made it up, so he made sure it didn’t get talked about at the Article 32 or at the court-martial.  When push came to shove, he had nothing else; they didn’t find me guilty of anything specific, so Bitoff took it from Zeller’s investigation reports.  Very few people knew about those investigation reports.  I certainly wasn’t one who knew about them.

Remove the Article 32 transcript and the court-martial transcript.  Those transcripts are not used in the Letter of Reprimand.  It was as if they never existed.  This was never examined; it was never brought up; it was kept secret.  Bitoff’s Letter of Reprimand is a false official statement, as are Tim Zeller’s investigation reports.  Bitoff didn’t need the Article 32, and he didn’t need the court-martial.  He already knew he was going to find me guilty, and he had already determined what he was going to find me guilty of.  None of it was ever proven in any of the intervening exercises, one of which was the Article 32 and the other was the court-martial.  These things never came out in the transcripts.  Instead, Bitoff went back to Tim Zeller’s reports.

Because they rigged everything between the 32 investigation and the court-martial, it was all for show.  On the civilian side of the fence, what I’ve just described to you could never have happened.  In the circumstance where I was falsely accused in the military system, where it would never have made it through civilian protocols, John Bitoff got it through the Article 32, and then he got it through his own court-martial because he controlled it all.  The Article 32 came out and said that there was no reasonable grounds to believe that I had committed the offenses.  Well, John Bitoff didn’t care about that; he took it to the court-martial anyway.  Then who did he pick?  He picked his own people, and he told them, “You’re to find Fitzpatrick guilty, no matter what; end of story.”  And so they did.  In the civilian world, this is simply impossible. 

Tim Zeller put together reports that could not be substantiated in any way at all.  He made them up, and we know this because they weren’t substantiated at the 32 or at the court-martial.  So all the in-between part was nothing but a demonstration to the public, an illusion, that these accusation were actually considered.  They never were.


This post was updated on November 20, 2013.

Second update on November 21, 2013.

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Investigative Report On

Grand Jury Conduct

Monroe County, Tennessee

February 11, 2010


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A Special Report on the Case of Darren Wesley Huff 

“No one knows the meaning of innocence except those who are!”



by Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III

Edited by Sharon Rondeau – The Post & Email (link)



The federal arrest, prosecution and conviction of Mr. Darren Huff was a successful disinformation operation carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in hand-to-glove cooperation working with their “law enforcement partners” (Link #1) (Link #2) (Link #3)

The mission of the DISOP was to render an obscure and heinous “thought-crime” law actionable as part of the creation of a new government offensive against Citizens’ fighting crime in government. 

FBI Special Agent Scott Johnson said, “This case is monumental to the FBI because it will set precedent for case law in future DOMESTIC TERRORISM CASES throughout the United States!

So anyone who even THINKS about standing up to federal or local government outlawry is this day considered an EXTREME DOMESTIC TERRORIST!

Having realized breathtaking success in appropriating and neutralizing federal and community grand juries everywhere in the nation, the goal of this FBI DISOP was to steal away an individual’s authority conduct a Citizens’ arrest.

In this case purported to be one of “domestic terrorism” carried out by “extremist militiamen,” elsewhere characterized as “Sovereign Citizens” in the FBI’s pejorative, there were no extremists, there were no “extreme militiamen,” no Sovereign Citizens, there was no “plot,” there was no planning, no threat stream, and no criminal conduct.

On 20 April 2010, in the city of Madisonville, Tennessee, there were no guns except for the guns the cops carried. And there were a lot of guns in Madisonville that day!

Law enforcement officials (LEOs) everywhere in East Tennessee were placed on notice regarding the corruption in Monroe County (Madisonville the county seat) and throughout the region going back to 2009.

LEOs were put on notice regarding the necessity, the authority and the intent to carry out a series of Citizens’ arrests on 8 March 2010. We asked for their assistance.

Instead, all we heard was the cricket laugh-track.

When questioned, Darren Huff reaffirmed his intent to carry out the lawful exercise of Citizens’ arrest.

Darren told FBI Special Agent Chuck Reed that if there were any problems, to give Darren a call.

Reed never called.

Darren drove to Madisonville.

Then LEO lying began.

Exploiting the press like the big-man-on-campus exploits the raging hormone adoration of nearby teen-age girls, the FBI and other LEOs played the press for all they could.

The FBI played us all!

The FBI planted a story working the criminal syndicate that’s this day splashed all over the front pages of local and regional newspapers, reports that when gathered together are book-length,

Success in their lying to the press, LEOs were emboldened to lie in court.

Now caught in their foolish allegiance to the government criminal adventures, press outlets of every description are the three monkeys on the fence: Hear no Evil; See no Evil; Speak no Evil.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are deflecting questions away like animals in a horse stable swatting at flies.

Afraid of what they might step in, and overwhelmed by the aroma, the press—until just recently—refused to put them to the question.

Well, we’ve only just begun!

In the winter of 2009 moving into the spring of 2010 federal agents and state and local law enforcement described Citizens standing up for their Constitution in the fight against a mindboggling government criminal industry as holding an “EXTREME POLITICAL BELIEF!”

So now that’s it’s out in the open, reported using barrels of ink, whatta we gonna call it today?


This report is submitted for a number of reasons.

First: To secure Mr. Darren Wesley Huff’s immediate release from federal prison.

Next: Accept this writing as a public criminal complaint aimed at seeing to it that the people who locked Darren up as an innocent man take Darren’s place in his cell and fill up several more.

Next: As an object lesson regarding the dictatorial oppression and totalitarian actions being visited on us all by high and low governments alike, functioning within OBAMA’s criminal industry.

Next:  To get this report into the hands of state and federal grand juries.

Additional motivations are discussed at the end of this work.


This case began when Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington and I crafted and advanced a criminal complaint naming Barack Hussein Obama in commission of Treason. (Link)

Repeated attempts were made to advance the Obama treason complaint to a number of federal grand juries. All were repulsed.

In September 2009 the treason complaint was brought before a four-member panel of the Monroe County grand jury.

While expending maximum effort to bring the treason complaint before the full 13-members of the local, county grand jury it was disclosed that the jury foreman—Mr. Gary D. Pettway—was holding his foremanship illegally.

Eventually we’ve come to discover Pettway stood as foreman in front of 56 different county grand juries over the course of 28 years consecutively.

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials refused to remove Mr. Pettway from his career post, leaving in place Pettway’s obstruction of the criminal complaint for treason.

An assistant district attorney named James H. Stutts stood shoulder-to- shoulder with Pettway in blocking the complaint.

Meanwhile, much more had been discovered regarding the corruption in Monroe County.

The situation deteriorated to the point where Citizen’s arrest was the only peaceful recourse left to me by way of removing the Pettway-Stutts obstructions.

Notice of necessity, authority and intent to carry out a series of imminent Citizen’s arrests was delivered to local law enforcement officials on Monday, 8 March 2010. The notice included a request for local law enforcement guidance and participation.

The written notice went ignored.

Mr. Pettway and others were subsequently placed under Citizen’s arrest during the scheduled assembly of the Monroe County grand jury on the first Thursday in April 2010 in the brick and mortar County Courthouse.

A judge not present in the Courthouse counter attacked and ordered my arrest for misdemeanor charges of riot, disorderly conduct and disrupting a meeting. (Link)

Darren Huff had operated a video camera and captured footage of the Citizen’s arrest inside the courthouse.  I had never met Darren prior to April 1 and had no contact with him afterward.

I was locked up and manhandled in the Monroe County Jail (dungeon) for five days and over Easter.

Judge J. Reed Dixon finally released me on 6 April.

As a condition of my bond, Dixon ordered I show up for a psychological examination in Knoxville on Friday, 16 April, and to appear in his court for a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday, 20 April 2010.

Dixon ordered the psychological evaluation to determine my competency to stand trial and to determine my mental condition on 1 April 2010, the day of the Citizen’s arrests.

Recognizing the assigned clinical psychologist as a law enforcement official no different than any sheriff or policeman, I arrived for my appointment and had him read me my rights.

He did.

Then I walked out the door.

News reporters Sharon Rondeau and J.B. Williams watched closely and reported carefully.

The news spread over the Internet and by word of mouth regarding the rumblings and expansive government corruption in Monroe County Tennessee.

As the date of my preliminary hearing approached, righteous outrage and public support grew.

Word reached Mr. Darren Huff in his Georgia home. And support grew.

Darren learned that the county grand jury foreman had acted as foreman for 27 consecutive years.

Darren was aware of other dimensions of the official banditry.

Darren, with others in support, was concerned about what this meant regarding our country and our Constitution.

In the context of Obama’s treason at the national level, Darren was aware that I was being assaulted and brutalized for bringing a newly-discovered local criminal industry to public attention in our own back yards.

On Tuesday, 20 April 2010, in a continuing effort to fight back against and further expose government tyranny, Darren drove to Madisonville, Tennessee to attend my court hearing.

Darren came to act as a court watcher and to stand in peaceful assembly with other folks as upset about government outlawry as he and I were.

In simple terms, Darren was coming to Madisonville, Tennessee to protect me and other Americans from a tyrannical and dictatorial local government operation.

Darren signaled his purpose speaking with others in his community.

Darren wanted people in his hometown to take a hard look at what was occurring in Monroe County as an example of what they were sure to find, to one degree or another, in their own neighborhoods.

By calling attention to the emerging news of the cancerous corruption in Tennessee, chillingly exampled by the government takeover of the Monroe County grand jury, it was hoped that folks in their own locales would be inspired to take a first look, a hard look into the scope and operation of their own local governments, (Link) and to especially take a hard look at government as it related to the scope and operation of their own community grand juries.

On 20 April 2010, in a continuing expression of the people’s power of Citizen’s arrest, Darren and I were simply and peacefully doing what could be done to fight government corruption, and with that, to start the process of taking back our grand juries back.

Others traveled independently to Madisonville that day for the same reasons.

In turn, state and federal government sycophants, who to this day still run roughshod over state and federal grand juries, criminalized the Citizen’s arrest and turned the peaceful exercises of people seeking remedy and redress into gun crimes and the crimes of riot, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct.

What we shall review here is the violently tyrannical government retaliation Darren Huff and others have experienced as government officials of every stripe tried to stop us from finding out more of their corrupt activities and  hold them accountable.

This report is about Darren Huff for sure.

It’s also about folks who stood up for America and blew the whistle loudly!


Tuesday, 6 April – Tuesday, 26 April 2010

Unknown to anyone at the time, William Little Bryan was involved is some sort of intrigue that alerted state and federal law enforcement officials that I was part of a group threatening to take over the city of Madisonville and the courthouse(s) in that city.

William Little Bryan a,k.a. “P.J Foggy

William Bryan is also known as William B. Given and goes by a number of aliases. (Link)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Darren went to his bank, the Chase Manhattan in Hiram, Georgia. Darren reportedly engaged in conversation with the bank’s manager, Robert Shane Longmire, and teller Erica Dupree, with all three standing together. (LINK)

Longmire and Dupree reported their conversation with Darren to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The two bankers told FBI agents that Darren said he was traveling to Madisonville, Tennessee on 20 April 2010 “with the Georgia militia along with eight or nine other militia groups to “take over the city.”

Monday, 19 April 2010

During the day, the FBI, working with their “law enforcement partners,” made preparations in expectation of Darren’s trip to Madisonville.

Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens assigned inmates from the County Jail (dungeon) to set up FBI pole cameras in town.

The FBI placed banks, schools, and government employees throughout the nearby area on alert to close down or skip work on Tuesday.

Tennessee State Highway patrolmen were assigned to the 10th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force for planned operations the following day.

Acting on information allegedly received from the Chase bankers, FBI Special Agent Chuck Reed drove to Darren’s home on Monday night, April 19, to officially interview Darren.

Two Paulding County Sheriffs escorted S/A Reed (Link)

S/A Reed showed up on Darren’s doorstep wanting to know about what Darren was going to do.

More about this interview and the bankers’ involvement is found below, as the bankers and S/A Reed testified at Darren’s trial.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

On Tuesday morning, 20 April 2010, Mr. Darren Huff drove from Dallas, Georgia toward Madisonville, Tennessee to attend and witness my preliminary assignment hearing in the General Sessions Court in Monroe County, Tennessee.

Riding with Darren was a young 19-year old man named Michael DeSilva. Michael was a friend of the family and part of Darren’s Bible study group.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman Michael Wilson was up early that Tuesday morning and on the road with Darren.

When Tennessee State Trooper Michael Wilson left his residence that morning he said,


“I felt sick to my stomach not knowing what might happen.” (Link)


Wilson was one of the Highway Patrol troopers deployed as part of the Tennessee 10th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. (Link)

The Traffic Stop on New Highway 68 in Sweetwater, Tennessee Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Trooper Wilson pulled Darren over on 20 April 2010. Wilson’s cruiser is parked directly behind Darren’s truck in film footage recording that 20 April 2010 felony stop.

(Dash cam video links #1 & #2)

(You Tube link)

(You Tube link#2)

(WBIR video footage capturing events on Thursday, 1 April and Tuesday, 20 April 2010)

The officers claimed that Darren had run through a stop sign and was following the vehicle ahead of him too closely, claims which Darren and an eyewitness refute.

Darren declined a search of his vehicle requested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol because the officers did not have a search warrant.  One of the officers suggested that Darren lock his firearms in the toolbox in the back of his truck upon arrival in Madisonville.  Instead, Darren locked them in the toolbox in the presence of the officer at the traffic stop.  He was allowed to proceed into Madisonville.

An eyewitness who had traveled from out-of-state to observe the proceedings stated that upon Darren’s arrival in town, he led a small group in prayer before approaching the courthouse to attend my hearing.

In the City of Madisonville, Tennessee 20 April 2010

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. was deployed.

SWAT teams from 6 (six) surrounding Tennessee Counties deployed to Madisonville, Tennessee on this day.

A total of 7 (seven) S.W.A.T. were in the field in Madisonville.

Many S.W.A.T. sniper teams were seen in windows and on roofs.

Uniformed and plain-clothes LEOs and sheriffs were on the ground like ants at a picnic.

The Tennessee State Highway Patrol in force set up checkpoints on roads leading into and out of Madisonville.

A number of canine units roamed Madisonville streets.

The FBI had alerted local banks to shut down.

Two helicopters flew in umbrella coverage.

Local schools were locked down.

The presiding judge that day—J. Reed Dixon—was under Tennessee Highway Patrol armed escort and driven to within feet of the entrance to the trailer park courthouse.

State Highway Patrol, Sheriffs’ and City police cruisers of every description ran up and down the streets of Madisonville.

Cost to the community here was in excess of $450,000.00 (nearly half a million dollars). This is believed an extremely conservative estimate.

Federal Agents were in Madisonville on 20 April 2010.

  While local news reports were issued stating that several people had been seen carrying guns near the courthouse, no arrests were made and such individuals were never identified or arrested. 

While Darren Huff and I have been characterized as members of “right-wing militia groups” plotting to “take over the courthouse,” there was no contact between Darren and me prior to the 20 April 2010 assignment hearing.  I did not know who would be coming, nor did I expect the turnout of folks from out-of-town and out-of state who came.

Darren Huff and many others traveling from out of the area were not permitted to observe my hearing, and several went to a nearby restaurant to have lunch, including Darren.  Afterward, Darren traveled home uneventfully.

However, on April 30, 2010, Darren Huff was arrested on two federal firearms charges, jailed over the weekend, and interrogated by federal agents for six hours.

Eventually released on bond, he was tracked with an ankle bracelet and experienced severe economic hardship.  He insisted that he was innocent of any crime and repelled a plea deal, choosing instead to go to trial.

Thursday, 22 APRIL 2010

“Mom…why are we standing out here in a parking lot in the rain?”


CLICK HERE: 26 APRIL 2010 FBI Special Agent MARK A. VAN BALEN’s  SWORN AFFIDAVIT with interlineations


At some point after Tuesday, 20 April 2010, and prior to Darren’s trial in October 2011, Madisonville Chief of Police Greg Breeden officially interviewed Chase Manhattan Bank Teller Erica Dupree.

Breeden and Dupree both testified at Darren’s trial.

Dupree gave testimony during the case-in-chief.

Breeden testified during the sentencing phase.

A witness talking to another witness before a trial is a prosecutable offense.

Breeden’s crime is aggravated by the fact it was Breeden who approached Dupree under color of authority, representing himself as an investigator in the case.

The FBI was the lead-investigating agency. (Link #1) (Link #2) (Link #3)

DARREN’S TRIAL (22 September, 18 – 25 October 2011)

Darren faced two gun charges during his October 2011 trial:

CHARGE 1: Transporting a firearm in furtherance of a civil disorder (18 U.S.C. § 231(a)(2));


CHARGE 2: Using a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence (18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)).

The statute for CHARGE 1 reads:

 “Whoever transports or manufactures for transportation in commerce any firearm, or explosive or incendiary device, knowing or having reason to know or intending that the same will be used unlawfully in furtherance of a civil disorder” is guilty of this crime.

The statute for CHARGE 2 reads:



(A) Except to the extent that a greater minimum sentence is otherwise provided by this subsection or by any other provision of law, any person who, during and in relation to any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime (including a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime that provides for an enhanced punishment if committed by the use of a deadly or dangerous weapon or device) for which the person may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, uses or carries a firearm, or who, in furtherance of any such crime, possesses a firearm, shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such crime of violence or drug trafficking crime

(i) be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years;

(ii) if the firearm is brandished, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 7 years; and

(iii) if the firearm is discharged, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years.


Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeff Theodore and William Mackie prosecuted Darren. Theodore and Mackie worked under William C. Killian, U.S. Attorney for Tennessee’s Eastern District.

It was the United States’ position in charging Darren that:

(1) Citizen’s arrest in Tennessee State constituted a violent crime, an act of domestic terrorism, an act of aggravated kidnapping, an act of aggravated assault,

(2) Darren intended to carry out a Citizen’s arrest in Tennessee State while armed,

(3) Darren was a domestic terrorist, an extreme militiaman

(4) Darren plotted together with other domestic terrorists and extreme militia members to “take over” courthouses in Madisonville, Tennessee, and carry out citizens’ arrests,

(5) Darren joined with domestic terrorists in Madisonville, Tennessee to carry out the plot,

(6) And that Darren actually used a gun in carrying out an act of domestic terrorism.

Prosecutors maintain Darren committed the crime described by CHARGE 1 the moment Darren crossed from Georgia into Tennessee. (Link)

U.S. Attorney William C. Killian, his two assistants Theodore and Mackie, FBI agents Mark A. Van Balen, Scott Johnson and Chuck reed maintains a citizen’s arrest conducted in Tennessee state meets the threshold for the crimes of riot, civil disorder, aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping, although it is legal by state statute. Prosecutors Theodore and Mackie maintained that “intent to unlawfully arrest government officials would constitute confining them unlawfully, substantially interfering with their liberty.” (Link)

Repeating for emphasis: A Citizens’ arrest in the State of Tennessee is legal.


Wednesday 22 September 2011

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton presided over this preliminary hearing in Darren’s case.

Jonathon Moffat was Darren’s assigned defense counsel. Darren dismissed Moffat days later.

Michael Wilson, a Tennessee Highway Patrolman who had pulled Darren over on 20 April 2010, testified this day for the prosecution.

Wilson’s cruiser is parked directly behind Darren’s truck in film footage recording of that 20 April 2010 felony stop.

Wilson said he was deployed as part of the Tennessee 10th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. (Link)

Twenty-seven (27) days later, testifying at Darren’s trial on 19 October, 2011, Wilson said,


“When I left I that day, I felt sick to my stomach not knowing what might happen.” (Link)


At the 22 September 2011 preliminary hearing, Wilson denied knowing about FBI S/A Chuck Reed’s interview with Darren the night before Wilson stopped Darren on New Hwy. 68 in Sweetwater, TN.  In that 19 April 2010 interview with Reed, Darren told Reed that he would be traveling from Georgia to Tennessee carrying his legally-owned and registered firearms. (Link)

Trooper Wilson said under oath that when Wilson pulled Darren over, Wilson didn’t know anything about Darren’s FBI interview the night before. Wilson said he didn’t know Darren had announced his travel plans to FBI S/A Reed 

Darren’s black truck is captured in pictures all over the Internet. It was tricked out with decals and huge artwork. The words “Oath Keepers” were decaled on the truck’s rear window. And there was a decal celebrating militias (you know, those pesky “well-regulated” militias our Founding Fathers championed in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution).

While “feeling sick to his stomach, not knowing what might happen,” Trooper Wilson said he just happened upon Darren’s truck serendipitously, a chance encounter while driving to Madisonville.

Wilson admitted to profiling Darren’s truck.

No doubt Wilson had been trained to profile vehicles bearing markings and bumper stickers such as those found on Darren’s truck.

Wilson testified, “This vehicle [Darren’s truck] had suspicious indications on the vehicle. This vehicle caught my attention [because] the vehicle had a large amount of writing on it.”

Wilson lit up Darren’s truck in a felony stop, with four LEO chase vehicles in trail, because, according to Wilson, Darren had committed a few minor traffic violations.

Darren was held for around two-hours according to one witness on the scene.

The black LEO SUV chase vehicle that pulled up directly behind Trooper Wilson’s cruiser videotaped the stop using a dashboard camera.

According to one press account, “Wilson ultimately issued warning citations for Huff for following too closely to another car and failing to stop at a stop sign.”

“It also netted federal authorities Huff’s own admission that he was headed to help [with others] to take over Madisonville.” (Link)


OPENING ARGUMENTS Tuesday, 18 October 2011 – Day One

The prosecution

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeff Theodore and William Mackie represented to Darren’s jury that Darren was a poster child for a “domestic terrorist” bent on mayhem.

The federal prosecutors said Darren drove to Madisonville, Tennessee on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 with a .45 Colt handgun and AK-47 rifle threatening to use force and give up his life if necessary to “take over” the city and the Monroe County Courthouse. (Link)

In this regard, the prosecutors said Darren plotted with and was going to join with other domestic terrorists (militiamen) in Madisonville to carry out their plot.

The Defense

G. Scott Green, Darren’s appointed defense attorney, delivered this first impression to Darren’s jury. “Everyone of you might think [Darren] and his ilk [those other extremists and terrorists as prosecutors depicted] are kooky as all get out.”

Green called Darren a “loudmouth.”

Backtracking a bit, Green feebly offered that Darren was “not the scary guy [prosecutors] have been trying to paint.” (Link)


FBI Special Agent Mark A. Van Balen’s Sworn Affidavit

Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Mark Van Balen’s sworn affidavit was entered into the record.

Prosecutors relied heavily upon Van Balen’s sworn statement. 

CLICK HERE: 26 APRIL 2010 FBI Special Agent MARK A. VAN BALEN’s  SWORN AFFIDAVIT with interlineations

Agent Van Balen reported Darren was interviewed at Darren’s home in Dalton, Georgia on the evening of Monday, 19 April 2010. Van Balen stated that Darren “told the agents that he [Darren] was planning to travel to Madisonville, Tennessee the next day.”  As Van Balen put it, Darren “and others were planning to assist Fitzpatrick in making citizens arrests.”  Van Balen attributes to Darren the statement “that [Darren] and others were planning to assist Fitzpatrick in getting the charges against Fitzpatrick dropped.”

It’s reported that Darren “was not sure how many individuals would be traveling to Madisonville to assist Fitzpatrick” and that, “there would be no violence unless they were provoked into violence.”

Van Balen attributes to Darren the statement that Darren “would be armed with his Colt 45 handgun when he traveled to Madisonville, TN” and that [Darren] would also be carrying his AK-47 rifle in his truck.

According to Van Balen’s written statement, Darren told other law enforcement officers (LEOs) the same thing.

Van Balen told us that he [Van Balen] personally knew that Darren was under constant FBI surveillance from the time Darren left home the next day and all through the rest of that day (Tuesday, 20 April 2010).

Agent Van Balen recorded the time Darren crossed the Georgia/Tennessee state line as approximately 0650 hours local (ET)

Van Balen says he interviewed Lieutenant Donald Williams from Tennessee’s 10th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force over the course of two days, 21 and 22 April 2010. According to Balen, Williams said this:

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers Michael Wilson and Kelly Smith, with Lt. Don Williams in company, pulled Darren over on the morning of 20 April 2010 for traffic violations.
  • Lt. Williams saw Darren’s .45-hand gun and disarmed Darren for “officer safety reasons.”
  • Williams said that when [Darren] opened the door [of Darren’s truck] Lt. Williams observed two blue .45 pistol magazines in a pouch for which Darren claimed ownership.
  • Williams said Darren declined to relinquish his weapon, but agreed to lock it in his [Darren’s] toolbox later when he approached the Courthouse.
  • Williams said Darren would not consent to the officers searching [Darren’s] truck.
  • Task Force Supervisor Williams took a copy of an Affidavit of Complaint and Citizens’ Arrest Warrant Darren held. These documents were those Walter Fitzpatrick had written, signed, filed and executed on Thursday, 1 April 2010. These documents named 24 federal, state and local officials.
  • Lt. Williams said that once Darren was free to go, Darren engaged LEOs there assembled in a conversation. During that conversation Williams quoted Darren as saying:
  • “…all the members of the group he planned to join in Madisonville (which [Williams] believed included members of a group known as the ‘Oath Keepers’) had a copy of the Complaint and arrest warrants and were going to effect a citizen’s arrest”
  • “they [this group] intended to make physical arrests of various individuals and then turn these officials over to the State Police to place them in jail.”
  • “that their group had their own Grand Jury and Judge.”
  • “that he [Darren] had the constitutional right to bear arms, that he had an AK-47 and ammunition in the tool box of his truck and that he [Darren] had the right to take it out to protect himself.”
  • “that if necessary, they [this group] didn’t have enough people on April 20 to do all they planned to do that day, that they would be back in one to two weeks.
  • Lt. Williams repeated to S/A that Darren said, “that if necessary, they [this group] would come back and have a lot more armed people to take over the Courthouse and effect the arrests.”
  • According to Lt. Williams Darren said “he [Darren] was ready to die for his rights and what he believed in.
  • After his interview with S/A Van Balen on Wednesday, 21 April 2010, and later the same day, Lt. Williams  “recorded a radio broadcast in which [Darren] talked about his traffic stop on April 20, 2010.”  Williams then interviewed with Van Balen the next day, Thursday, 22 April 2010. According to Williams, [Darren] “stated in the broadcast that when he [Darren] had traveled to Madisonville, TN on April 20 he had his AK-47 and ammunition with him.”

It was based upon the statements of Longmire, Dupree, and Williams that FBI S/A Van Balen affirmed Van Balen had:

“…probable cause to believe the [Darren] had both the intent and the means to immediately carry out his [Darren’s] threats of violence to take over the Madisonville, TN courthouse and/or arrest individuals by force based on the FITZPATRICK complaint and “citizens arrest warrants.”

Van Balen wrote that [Darren] had traveled interstate with one or more weapons to accomplish his [Darren’s] planned takeover of a courthouse and/or arrests of persons together with more than three persons.

Speaking on his own behalf, S/A Van Balen wrote under oath that he [Van Balen],

“…was present in a Command Post in Madisonville, TN, where [Van Balen] was informed by law enforcement officers who were reporting that [Darren] and several individuals were in possession of openly displayed and concealed firearms and were at the time” seen at various locations in Madisonville, TN… “Some of these persons,’ Van Balen wrote, “gathered outside the Courthouse appeared to be conducting surveillance on law enforcement officers, their vehicles and police observations posts, as well as entrances to the court building.”

FBI S/A Van Balen asserts that he personally knew on 20 April 2010,

“…there were over a dozen armed members of this loose knit group who had Assembled with the stated intent to effect citizens arrest warrants that had been issued by FITZPATRICK and /Or take over the courthouse if it was deemed necessary.” (Link)

Van Balen wrote that based upon Longmire’s, Dupree’s, and Lt. Williams’ statements, taken together with his own personal knowledge, Van Balen had:

 “…probable cause to believe that [Darren] traveled in interstate commerce from the State of Georgia to the State of Tennessee on April 20, 2010, with the intent to incite riot at Madisonville, TN and that he transported in commerce a firearm knowing or having reason to know or intending the same would be used unlawfully in furtherance of a civil disorder…” (Link)

Van Balen said in his sworn statement that surveillance in [Madisonville] “found Huff and more than a dozen other individuals with openly displayed and concealed firearms outside the courthouse. Some of these persons appeared to be conducting surveillance on law enforcement officers, their vehicles and police observation posts, as well as entrances to the court building.”

CLICK HERE: 26 APRIL 2010 FBI Special Agent MARK A. VAN BALEN’s  SWORN AFFIDAVIT with interlineations 

Darren asked for permission to travel to Madisonville legally armed. The FBI said it was O.K. Van Balen added in his sworn statement that Darren was traveling with others to Madisonville to help carry out citizens arrests of 24 federal, state and local officials.

The Prosecution: Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Gary Pettway testified that he’d been placed under Citizen’s arrest on 1 April 2011 because Pettway blocked a complaint naming Obama in commission of treason. Pettway was the illegitimate Monroe County Grand Jury foreman from 1982 through 2010.

Shane Longmire testified. Longmire was the Chase Manhattan branch manager in Hiram, Georgia, Darren’s bank. Longmire testified that on 15 April 2010 Darren “came to the bank and said he had an AK-47 and intended to travel to Madisonville, Tennessee to take over the town with militiamen.”

Erica Dupree testified: Dupree was a teller at the Chase Bank. Dupree testified that on 15 April 2010 Darren “came to the bank and said he had an AK-47 and intended to travel to Madisonville, Tennessee to take over the town with militiamen.”

Longmire and Dupree described Darren as a longtime bank customer. (Link)

The Prosecution: Wednesday, 19 October 2011:

Michael Wilson testified. Wilson was the Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who told the court with tears:

“When I left I that day, I felt sick to my stomach not knowing what might happen.” (Link)


Jamie Satterfield captured Wilson’s quote and emotions in her Knoxville News Sentinel article initially datelined 20 October 2011 at 5:56 a.m.

(Note: That portion of Satterfield’s article regarding Trooper Williams testimony has since been scrubbed from the online report. But screen shots of people quoting Satterfield before her comment was stricken are captured from among the 61 comments Satterfield’s narrative generated before it was scrubbed). Satterfield was otherwise quoted elsewhere on the Internet with the comment.) (Link)

An Associated Press reporter, Lucas L. Johnson, II, is here quoted in an article Johnson published on 25 October 2011 at 7:31 p.m. (ET),

“Huff said in the video that he and others were ready to help carry out the citizen’s arrest Fitzpatrick wanted.” Johnson went further, writing that Darren told police, “I’ve got my .45 because ain’t no government official gonna go peacefully.” (Link)

A Knoxville News Sentinel staff reporter wrote in a piece dated 15 May 2012:

“When a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper stopped Huff, Huff told the officer, “I’ve got my .45 because ain’t no government official gonna go peacefully.” (Link)

LEOs recorded Darren’s felony stop using a dashboard camera.

The dashboard camera is positioned in an unmarked, black SUV.

Trooper Wilson’s cruiser is depicted in film footage parked directly behind Darren’s truck.

The black SUV with the dash cam is parked directly behind Trooper Wilson’s cruiser.

(Dash cam video links #1 & #2)

(You Tube link)

10th Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Supervisor Donald “Don” Williams testified on Wednesday morning of the trial that he pulled [Darren] over on the morning of 20 April 2010 for a traffic violation as Darren was on his way to Madisonville.

A dashboard camera positioned in an unmarked, black SUV recorded the stop. The black SUV was directly behind the Tennessee Highway Patrol cruiser that was directly behind Darren’s truck. (YouTube link)

In agreement with FBI S/A Van Balen’s sworn statement, Williams told Darren’s jury that just before Darren was to drive off, he started talking about his “intentions of taking over the Monroe County Courthouse and effecting citizens’ arrests.” It was Williams who said Darren handed Williams a copy of the Citizens’ Arrest Warrant.

Williams opined, “It wasn’t a real arrest warrant.”

Williams added, “(Darren and others) had their own grand jury and judge.”

The dashboard camera video was played. It’s reported that Darren said on camera that he and others were ready to help carry out the citizens’ arrests Fitzpatrick wanted.

It’s also reported that Darren is heard on the dashboard video footage as having said, “I’ve got my .45 because ain’t no government official gonna go peacefully.” (Link)

Williams said that Darren had a loaded .45 in a holster on his hip as well as an AK-47 assault rifle and 200 or 300 rounds of ammunition in a toolbox in the bed of Darren’s truck.

Task Force Supervisor Williams told the federal jury he [Williams] didn’t arrest Darren, allowing him to continue his journey into Madisonville, because “he [Darren] had not violated state law.”

Former 10th Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Supervisor Mike Hall (link) testified after Don Williams. Hall guessed under oath that “the presence of about 70 officers likely discouraged Huff and other out-of-towners carrying guns from getting violent. Hall said, “Police restraint was more important than anything. There was a sense of who is going to fight first. It was very tense.”

FBI Special Agent Charles Reed testified.

S/A Reed told the jury he drove with other LEOs to Darren’s Dallas, Georgia home on Monday evening, 19 April 2010.

S/A Reed said he interviewed Darren at home that night, the night before Darren’s trip to Madisonville.

S/A Reed testified that Darren told Reed that Darren was traveling to Madisonville “to take over the courthouse and make citizens’ arrests of judges and other government officials.” (Link)

S/A Reed said Darren told him that Darren “wanted to help Walter Fitzpatrick, a military retiree who was arrested after he tried to put the local grand jury foreman [Gary Pettway] under citizens’ arrest.”

Darren assured S/A Reed there was going to be no violence. But the FBI followed Darren the next morning, holding him under surveillance.

S/A Reed said Darren wasn’t arrested the night of 19 April 2010 because, as Reed testified, “no crime had been committed.” According to Reed, Darren said, “[I] and others would not resort to violence unless they were provoked. Darren also told S/A Chuck Reed “if there’s a problem, would you call me? Don’t kick in my door at four in the morning. Just call me.”

The Prosecution: Friday, 21 October 2011

Tenth Judicial District Attorney General Robert Steven Bebb testified Friday morning. Bebb said he coordinated around 100 LEOs in Madisonville on 20 April 2010 to deter what Bebb described as “extremists.” Bebb had sniper teams in windows and on roofs. Bebb said “it was the tensest day we ever had…there were a lot of people I didn’t know carrying guns…I saw one man loading a gun in the parking lot near the jail.” (Link)

Bebb testified “The citizen’s arrest warrant that Huff and others were there to support stemmed from the Monroe County grand jury’s refusal to allow Fitzpatrick, a military retiree and government critic, to pursue treason charges against local judges, and other officials” and resident Obama. (Link)

District Attorney Steve Bebb testified that he was the top operations law enforcement officer in Madisonville coordinating about 100 officers. (Link)

Accounts from eyewitnesses report that Bebb’s battalion included S.W.A.T. teams from Monroe County and six nearby counties. LEOs were called in from 100 miles around in every direction. On cross-examination, G. Scott Green, Darren’s appointed defense attorney, asked Bebb about film or photo coverage of the days events in the city of Madisonville. Bebb responded that there was none.

Green shot back: “I can’t fathom how something this monumental—and you’re telling me they didn’t have a single camera there! I submit to you there was nothing to see.” (Link)

I’m told Jim Stutts and Gregg Breeden also testified for the prosecution. Jim Stutts works under Robert Steven Bebb as an assistant district attorney in the Tennessee’s 10th Judicial District. Breeden is the grossly overweight police chief in Madisonville. I have no more details about when or what they testified about.

Prosecutors Jeff Theodore and William Mackie elicited testimony from prosecution witnesses that Darren possessed an “anti-aircraft” gun, and that Darren was a “racist.” Theodore and Mackie called Darren other names. (Link)

The prosecution rested on Friday morning, 21 October 2011.

The Defense: Friday, 21 October 2011

John Bigham testified. I can find no press coverage of Mr. Bigham’s testimony. John was a member of the Georgia militia with Darren. Bigham was not part of the group in Madisonville on 20 April 2010. 

Carl Swenson testified. I can find no press coverage of Mr. Swensson’s testimony.  Carl traveled to Madisonville from Georgia driving his own car. Carl saw Darren get pulled over in Sweetwater. Carl then positioned himself to film the felony stop from a distance.

Jim Renn testified: Jim rode with Carl Swensson. Messrs. Swensson and Renn arrived in Madisonville with Darren.

Cindy Huff testified: Darren’s wife. I find no press coverage of Cindy’s testimony.

Michael William DeSilva testified: Michael was Darren’s passenger on the trip to Madisonville. I don’t find reports of Michael’s testimony in any press account.  

Darren Huff testified. Darren vehemently denies he ever claimed a “takeover” of anything.

About FBI S/A Chuck Reed’s interview with Darren the night before Darren’s trip to Madisonville, Darren said, “I told Reed I ‘intended to go armed with a .45 on my side and an AK-47.’” Darren added “I never made a statement about taking over the courthouse, the city, the state, nothing. I never said anything about taking anything over.”

Darren gave his cell phone number to S/A Reed. Darren asked Reed to call Darren if there were any problems.

Darren even asked for permission to travel to Madisonville legally armed. The FBI tacitly agreed it was okay for Darren to make the trip.

Darren told S/A Reed, “If there’s a problem, would you call me? Don’t kick in my door at four in the morning. Just call me.” Darren told Reed that “he would call the whole thing off if there was a problem.” (Link)

That call never came! (Link)

Darren told the court he and about 15 others traveled (independently) to Madisonville in support of Walter Fitzpatrick who had a hearing that day. (Link)

Darren said “We were going up to protest” the massive government corruption which The Chattanooga Times Free Press is finally reporting now, two years later. 

In August 2012, an investigation was launched by the Tennessee Attorney General, State Comptroller, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into allegations of jury-influencing, professional misconduct and misallocation of taxpayer funds on the part of R. Steven Bebb and others under his supervision as well as members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at least two of whom testified at Darren Huff’s trial.  (See additional information below)

It was reported to the jury that Darren locked up his handgun with his rifle while stopped in Sweetwater, 14 miles away from Madisonville. Darren said he kept his handgun and rifle locked in the truck bed toolbox for the remainder of that day (20 April).

“Huff told jurors he kept his handgun and assault rifle locked in a toolbox on his truck that day and took no action to seize the courthouse or the town. He noted he was in the midst of a campaign to recruit East Tennessee sheriffs to the cause of combating corruption in Madisonville when, 10 days after his…trip [to Madisonville], he was arrested on the federal charges…” (Link)

Darren told jurors he was looking for East Tennessee sheriffs to take action against the corruption in Monroe County when the FBI arrested him.

During his testimony Darren broke down, saying, “This is the most humiliating thing I have ever been through. My government has called me a potential domestic enemy.”

The defense rested.

Darren’s defense counsel ran through six witnesses in less than one day.

I was waiting to testify, but was not called, as defense attorney G. Scott Green talked Darren out of using me as a witness.

I was in federal custody and in the building wearing my jail “stripes.”  Green was concerned about how Darren’s jury would react to my appearance, and I had been denied access to basic hygiene while incarcerated in the Monroe County jail.

Green made no effort with the feds to allow me to wear civilian clothing and appear in court unshackled.

During trial prosecutors insisted Darren and his “fellow supports were outgunned and outmanned by a slew of law enforcers and the plot, therefore thwarted. His intent, they insisted, is what was at issue in the case.

State and federal LEOs said “Huff and several others ‘were in the possession of openly displayed and concealed firearms’ outside a court building and some appeared to be conducting surveillance on officers.” (Link)

According to an FBI affidavit attributed to FBI agent Mark Van Balen, Huff claimed he and others were going to Madisonville to help carry out citizen’s arrests of 24 federal, state and local officials named in the so-called warrants signed by Fitzpatrick.”

CLICK HERE: 26 APRIL 2010 FBI Special Agent MARK A. VAN BALEN’s  SWORN AFFIDAVIT with interlineations

Federal U.S. Attorney William C. Killian says in separate writings that the FBI was the lead investigative agency. (Link #1) (Link #2) (Link #3)

CLOSING ARGUMENTS (Friday, 21 October 2011)

In closing arguments, federal prosecutors described the peaceful assembly as “a frightening standoff between law enforcement and an armed man who vowed to take over [the Courthouse].” (Link)

Attorney Mackie said, “This is a well-established statute that just hasn’t been used that much but fits the circumstances of the events that happened in Madisonville that day.”

Mackie was talking about carrying a firearm in interstate commerce with the intent to use it in a civil disorder (citizens’ arrest) if he has to arrest these people and take over the town. Everybody took it serious because it was serious, and that is a crime.”

Mackie told jurors in his close, “There was a very real and immediate danger of acts of violence. [Darren’s] stated intent was to use (guns ferried across state lines) if he has to arrest these people and take over the town.” Mackie said, “Everybody took it serious because he was serious, and that is a crime.” (Link)

Mackie pleaded with jurors “to consider what could have happened if law enforcement had not had such a show of presence in the town to discourage action by Huff and his militia friends.”

Attorney Theodore said in summary remarks, “It is because of [Darren’s] actions. There are so many people who have extreme political beliefs. It is what he did on April 20 and what his intent was on April 20.”

Theodore said, “The fact [Darren] backed off because they [Darren’s alleged militia team mates] didn’t have the numbers is not a defense.”


Friday, the 21st, Monday the 24th, and Tuesday the 25th of October 2011

The jury received the case late Friday afternoon, then adjourned for the day.

Jury deliberations began on Monday, 24 October 2011. They came back at the end of the day reporting to Judge Varlan they were deadlocked.

Refusing the jury’s position, Varlan called them back to work on Tuesday.  (Link)

It took one hour on Tuesday morning for the jury to come back with a finding of “guilty” on Charge 1, and “not guilty” on Charge 2.


15 May 2012 

Scott Johnson, the FBI case agent, said of Darren that “he thought he was going to ride in from out of town with the guns on his hip and right all the injustices.”

Daniel Dockery is reported to me to have testified against Darren in the sentencing phase of the trial. Dockery was a detective in the Madisonville Police Department.

The jury deliberated about 8 hours on Monday. They came to Judge Varlan deadlocked. Varlan sent ‘em back to the jury room. On Tuesday morning 25 October 2011 they came in with a verdict.


U.S. Attorney for Tennessee’s Eastern District released this statement on Tuesday, 15 May 2012,

“Militia Extremist Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

for Take Over Plot 

“This sentence will send a strong message to those who attempt to take the law into their own hands. Under our federal Constitution and statutes Mr. Huff and others like him can talk or write about their anti-government views. They cannot arm themselves and make threats to arrest public officials and take over government buildings.” (Link #1) (Link #2)

A week later on Tuesday, 22 May 2012, the FBI launched this Podcast and Radio press release,

“Militia Extremist Sentenced

Mollie Halpern: The FBI prevents a group of militia extremists from taking the law into their own hands.

I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI, and this is Gotcha. 

Darren Huff, of Georgia, and his followers wanted to indict President Barack Obama and many other federal, state, and local officials for treason. When a Tennessee County grand jury refused them, they wrote up their own bogus arrest warrants. Case Agent Scott Johnson, of the Knoxville FBI Division, says Huff armed himself with a handgun, an AK-47, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and headed for the courthouse.

Scott Johnson: He thought he was going to ride in from out of town with the guns on his hips and right all the injustices.

Halpern: When Huff and others arrived, they found the FBI and its law enforcement partners waiting for them. Huff was sentenced to four years in prison for transporting firearms across state lines with the intent to cause a civil disorder. It was the first time this violation was successfully prosecuted.

Johnson: This case is monumental to the FBI because it will set precedent for case law in future domestic terrorism cases throughout the United States.

Halpern: This has been the FBI’s closed case of the week.



Not brought up in Darren’s trial by either side is the self-proclamation of William Littell Bryan, Jr., also known as “P.J. Foggy.”

Bryan is a well-known Obama operative. Working with his associates, Bryan has “engaged in an aggressive campaign to disrupt any and all attempts to pursue legal challenges to Obama’s eligibility, while seeding to ridicule in vile and abusive terms those who dare advance or support publicly such legal efforts.” (Link)

In a 16 June 2011 article, 14 months after 20 April 2010, these two Bryan Internet postings were captured and publicly printed:

“We’re the ones who got more than 100 cops for Cdr. Walt Fitzpatrick when he showed up on April 20 with a group of armed men who thought they’d take over Monroe County.” (Link)

“We’re the ones who got more than 100 cops ready for Cdr. Walt Fitzpatrick when he showed up on April 20 with a group of armed men who thought they’d take over the Monroe County courthouse.” (Link)

Bryan and his criminal cohorts advertised that they had incited the federal and state LEO response we all experienced on 20 April 2010.

Bryan does not itemize the names of those people implied in the use of the personal pronoun “we.”

The dates of these two postings are not known.


We’ve all been played!

Law enforcement officials served up to the liberal left media a story they couldn’t refuse.


Birthers Plan Armed Takeover of Courthouse!


MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, TIME magazine’s Managing Editor Richard Stengel, TIME’s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy and Pulitzer Prize winning investigative correspondent Barton Gellman, Jim Matheny of  NBC’s Knoxville affiliate –WBIR, Pam Sohn of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Jamie Satterfield, Lance Coleman and Tom Humphrey, from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Bill Poovey and Lucas L. Johnson, II from the AP, Michael Thomason and Tommy Milsaps from the Monroe County Democrat & Advocate, and cowardly staff reporters ashamed to print their names lapped it up like kittens splashing in warm milk.

Then there’s J.J. McNabb, the self-descried expert on “Sovereign Citizens,” and right-wing extremists and militiamen. (Link)

But none of these charlatans ever checked for facts!

Law enforcement officials represented to press lackeys they were acting on actionable intelligence that a “domestic terrorist” episode was in planning and under way when they interdicted to save the day.

Press chuckleheads just bought the spoon-fed and ridiculous notion that the feds and their “law enforcement partners” prevented a gun battle bloodbath from erupting in the streets of Madisonville, Tennessee!


But this is the premise reporters of the day swallowed, worm and all.

WBIR-TV reporter Jim Matheny had a cameraman on the ground in Madisonville that day. There was nothing in the news that night or in the papers the next day about any “takeover” attempt.

In Madisonville, it had been a very quiet and peaceful day.

In the immediate aftermath, Rachael Maddow interviewed retired BATFE S/A James Cavanaugh. (Link)

Cavanaugh is in other places known as “WACO Jim,” a reported perjurer in testimony he gave regarding his participation in the Branch Dividian tragedy in Waco, Texas. (Link)

(Sidebar: The federal siege of the Waco compound began on 28 February 1993. It came to a violent end 51 days later on 19 April. “WACO Jim” Cavanaugh played a central role.)

Cavanaugh is a “go-to guy” for the press anytime they want to build a molehill into a mountain regarding “extremists,” or “Sovereign Citizens.”

In October 2010, Barton Gellman jumped on the bandwagon in his “special investigation” TIME MAGAZINE cover report “Locked & Loaded: The secret world of extreme militias.” Mr. Gellman names both Darren Huff and me as objects of his derision and defamation. (Link)

Links to the fictional reports from the others are spread throughout this work.


The FBI declares Darren Huff, myself, and everyone who drove to Madisonville to support me and fight against government corruption on 20 April 2010 as “Sovereign Citizens:” A code phrase meaning “domestic terrorist.”

OBAMA’s Justice Department/FBI describes these folks as “armed domestic terrorists–SOVEREIGN CITIZENS–No one, I say say again, NO ONE was carrying a gun!


More has come to public attention since the winter of 2009 and spring of 2010.

Beginning on Sunday, 12 August 2012, a regional mainstream newspaper in eastern Tennessee, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, launched a scathing series of articles laying out massive corruption in Tennessee’s 10th Judicial District, which includes Monroe County and the town of Madisonville.

The print narrative ran for six days, front page above the fold, from 12 to 17 August this year. Those reports spawned two editorials and three side stories. Editors allocated approximately 1,844 column inches in newsprint. Taken together with articles published exclusively online, the reportage became a narrative of book length.

Links to the articles are supplied below for ease of reference.

Described in this extraordinary writing is an institutionalized and industrial culture of corruption that is predatory and cannibalistic which Darren Huff and I recognized back in April 2010 and about which average citizens tried to take action.

Government in the 10th District is eating its own citizenry.

The 10th Judicial District comprises four counties: Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk. R. Steve Bebb, the 10th District’s attorney general, is a point target of the Times Free Press exposé.

A partial list of the scoundrels named in the CTFP work includes:

  • Lieutenant Mike Hall – former supervisor to the 10th Judicial District’s Drug and Violent Crime Task Force (DTF). Hall skedaddled in August 2010. (Link)
  •  Lieutenant Donald Williams – former #2 under Hall in the DTF. Williams was promoted to supervisor upon Hall’s escape. Williams holds the DTF top position as of this writing and testified at Darren Huff’s trial.
  • Bill Bivens – Monroe County Sheriff (MCSO) since 2006. Up for reelection in 2014. (Link)
  • Pat Henry – former detective captain under Bill Bivens in the MCSO.

Many law enforcement officers named in the CTFP diatribe are variously accused of ripoffs, shakedowns, courtroom perjury, misspending of taxpayer dollars, tampering and withholding evidence, jury tampering, violating Citizens’ civil rights, and manipulating the justice system.

These ingredients were all baked into Darren Huff’s charade trial.

The former McMinn County grand jury foreman, Joel Riley, working with 10th District ADA Paul D. Rush, are publicly accused of jury tampering in 2010.  Riley and Rush were illicitly attempting to influence the McMinn County grand jury at the same time Gary Pettway was discovered illegally heading the Monroe County grand jury with sidekick, ADA Jim Stutts.

Stutts and Rush both work under R. Steve Bebb, who testified at Darren Huff’s trial.

Bebb is further accused of patronage hires and firings.


Statements Donald Williams attributed to Darren are uncorroborated and unsubstantial.

The United States relied heavily on the theory that Darren planned to join a group of people who were carrying guns intending some type or kind of “civil disorder.”

The case regarding Darren’s “intent” is based solely upon statements made by two bankers and government officials. And those statements are undone by what Darren actually did.

What Bebb left out is this: The Monroe County dungeon is across the street from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. So what Bebb said to Darren’s jury is that there were a lot of people I didn’t know carrying guns—all of ‘em cops amongst the 100 cops Bebb was “coordinating,” that day, and that Bebb saw one man in a parking lot next to the Sheriff’s Office loading a gun…most likely a Sheriff’s deputy.

S/A Reed’s statement is uncorroborated!

Now this is the scenario law enforcement officials want the outside world to believe.  

Van Balen swore in his statement that Darren plus “more than a dozen other individuals” were observed outside a Courthouse in Madison “with openly displayed and concealed firearms.” Other LEOs in Madisonville that day reported that “several others” (no number specified) were in the possession of openly displayed and concealed firearms.”

But no one tells us who were carrying guns.

No civilians are known to have been carrying weapons that Tuesday. No one!

Van Balen failed to tell his readers that only LEOs were carrying guns in Madisonville on 20 April 2012.

Consider this as well: No one fact-checked Van Balen’s written sworn statement at that time or since!

Van Balen’s sworn statement was uncorroborated the day he signed it and goes uncorroborated to this moment.


Lying LEOs give up the game.

Trooper Wilson about how and why he pulled Darren over in Sweetwater.

The two top dogs on the Drug Task Force, Mike Hall and Don Williams, both lied. Hall left the Drug Task force under suspicion of being a “pill-billy,” that is, using drugs himself. The CTFP accuses Hall of a great deal more. (Link)

District Attorney Bebb and FBI S/A Van Balen stood together in a command post on 20 April 2010.

Implying it was folks in my support group, Bebb said he saw people he didn’t know carrying guns. Bebb said he spotted one person loading a gun.

Pointing to people in that same group, Van Balen said he had personal knowledge that over a dozen people were carrying guns in plain sight or concealed.

Both men lied.

The only people carrying weapons that day were cops. They carried badges and they carried guns. A lot of guns!

No one—I say again!—No one who drove to support me in Madisonville was carrying a gun on his or her person.

Tennessee State troopers told Darren during the I-75 felony stop he’d be arrested if he decided to proceed into Madisonville (14 miles distant) openly carrying his sidearm.

So Darren locked the gun in his truck bed toolbox. (Link)

No one was arrested.

No LEOs stopped a single person for questioning, as Darren was stopped off the road in Sweetwater some 14 miles distant.

Drug Task Force honcho Don Williams testified in court that no arrests were made in Madisonville, fearing an arrest would spark a running gunfight. (Link)


The local NBC TV affiliate, WBIR, had a cameraman on the ground in Madisonville and captured footage of people peacefully assembled.

FBI pole camera film footage shows the same thing. That footage betrays people who testified against Darren, people who lied, so it’s not been released to the public.

Days after the peaceful assembly in Madisonville, the FBI fanned throughout Tennessee and Georgia to interview people who were in Madisonville on 20 April 2010. It’s suspected LEOs took down vehicle license plate numbers facilitating the FBI showing up at people’s front doors in the next week.

No one the FBI interviewed came up as having carried a gun to Madisonville on April 20th. No one turned out to be a militia member. No one showed any evidence of being anything but a solid U.S. Citizen in good standing.

We’d know the name(s) today of any civilian who was carrying a gun in Madisonville. They would’ve been approached, questioned and made part of an official report.

Didn’t happen!

FBI Special Agent Mike Harrell called me at home on 9 March 2011 to set up an interview with me the next day. I volunteered to come into the Knoxville, Tennessee FBI complex.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman (Senior Trooper) J.C. Parrott and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation S/A Andy Corbitt joined with Special Agent Harrell for the 10 March 2011 interview.  The three were members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

These three knuckleheads targeted me as a “domestic terrorist.”

Contrariwise, the FBI never approached William “P.J. Foggy,” also known as William Given.

The boastings and self-admitted role William “P.J. Foggy” Bryan were reported to FBI S/A Roxanne West (28 June 2011), and Reanna Day (6 December 2011).

The FBI didn’t follow up.

To this day we do not know if there’s a connection between the Chase bankers and “P.J. Foggy,” all three people attributed as saying there was a “take over plot” of Madisonville being hatched in the days leading up to 20 April 2010.

Two folks in Georgia, one buffoon in North Carolina using the same phrase “take over,” and the FBI doesn’t see the need to investigate a possible connection?


The major point here is that there was NO plot. Darren never spoke the words “take over,” and the people who said he did are liars!

I talked about Gregg Breeden’s interview of banker Erica Dupree above.

What’s that about?

Recall Gregg “jabba-the-hut” Breeden is the Madisonville police chief.  He and Dupree were both witnesses against Darren, not allowed to talk with each other.

Breeden did not play any investigative role in Darren’s case. So what’s he doing interviewing Dupree?

Today there is an outcry demanding folks in the 10th Judicial District “Give Bebb the Boot” regarding the operation of Bebb’s fantastical criminal machine. (Link)


Once Darren became aware of massive government corruption in Monroe County, Tennessee he took a stand against it.

Darren didn’t know that due to statements he had made (some corroborated, some not) the Federal Bureau of Investigation would use and manipulate him as one of many props in a government disinformation operation that would make guys like Hitler and Stalin proud.

Certainly it does OBAMA proud!

The successful mission of the FBI’s DISOP was to make and take America’s first “Minority Report Thought Crime” law operational.

Today Obama’s anointed U.S. Attorney William C. Killian is bragging about how the Obama Justice Department is going to do it again and keep doing it until they’re stopped. (Link #1) (Link #2) (Link #3)


Obama’s Justice Department (FBI) unilaterally rendered Tennessee statutes regarding Citizens’ arrest null and void, thereby denying U.S. Citizens their right to make use of it!

More than that: Obama and his team transformed the laws of Citizen’s arrest into the violent criminal acts of riot, aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping.

Obama, on his own initiative and outside the legislative and rule-making process, created a new way of making and enforcing federal and state statutes, not constitutionally recognized, which violates current laws and rules governing Citizen’s arrest.

Obama and his criminal assistants prevailed in these activities to include the wrongful prosecution of Darren Huff by deliberately misrepresenting material facts upon which Darren’s case relied.

Memo to U. S. Attorney William C. Killian and his two nefarious assistants, Theodore and Mackie: Citizen’s arrests are legal in the United States. (Link)

In Tennessee, the laws regarding Citizen’s arrest are considered some of the strongest in the nation.

Anything Darren did in furtherance of a lawful act is lawful.

See Tennessee Code Annotated (state statutes) applying to Citizen’s arrest that is available online:

  • 40-7-101: An arrest may be made by a private person,
  • 40-7-103: Grounds for arrest without Warrant,
  • 40-7-109: A private person may arrest another for a public offense committed in the arresting person’s presence, or when the person arrested has committed a felony (although not in the arresting person’s presence), or when a felony has been committed and the arresting person has reasonable cause to believe that the arrested person committed the felony,
  • 40-7-110: A private person may make an arrest for a felony at any time,
  • 40-7-111: Notice of grounds in support of arrest by a private person of another,
  • 40-7-112: Notice of intention to make an arrest – If the person to be arrested has committed a felony, and a private person, after notice of the person’s intent to make the arrest is refused admittance, the arresting person may break open an outer or inner door or window of a dwelling house to make the arrest,
  • 40-7-113: A private person who has arrested another for a public offense shall, without unnecessary delay…deliver the arrested person to an officer.

Specific felony criminal acts, for example, supporting a Citizens’ arrest include:

  • 39-16-402: Official misconduct, and,
  • 39-16-403: Official oppression.

Darren and others knew two years ago what Judy Walton at The Chattanooga Times Free Press is reporting today.

To make Darren’s prosecution possible, the test and criterion which the assistant U.S. attorneys Theodore and Mackie applied in Darren’s case is that Citizen’s arrests in Tennessee State are unlawful.

Judges Guyton and Varlan played right along.

So did G. Scott Green, Darren’s appointed defense attorney. It was Judge Guyton who appointed Green.

Now…how was Darren’s intent manifested? Where did it come from? Well, policemen put words in his mouth. Words Darren did not speak!

The Carl Swensson videos were not shown to the jury. 


Of primary concern is to see to the immediate release of Mr. Darren Huff from federal prison.

This acts as a criminal complaint

A third purpose is to directly connect the explosive government corruption that began to come into public view back in the fall of 2009 to reports just five weeks ago in a local, regional newspaper, The Chattanooga Times Free Press (CTFP). It needs to be brought to public attention how concerned citizen watchdogs were handled and treated compared to how the identical reports of government’s criminal industry are being viewed today.

Another purpose is to revisit the events of 2009-2010 in the context of the CTFP book-length exposé, as it appears the managers and editors of that paper aren’t likely to do so on their own without this encouragement.

Then there is a need to teach the object lesson regarding the dictatorial oppression and totalitarian actions being visited on us all by high and low government as it functions under OBAMA’s criminal industry.

Sharon Rondeau and J.B. Williams have been reporting on the events in East Tennessee from the beginning of this nightmare.

Sharon is the owner and editor of The Post & Email.

J.B. Williams is a freelance writer and co-founder of The U.S. Patriots Union. with Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington.

Articles Sharon and J.B. wrote are linked in this work. Others are easy to find online.

I and others, to include The Post & Email Editor, Sharon Rondeau, are the object of death threats.

Worthy of attention is that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is enjoying and nurturing the masquerade that defames Editor Rondeau and myself as “cult” members, “radicals,” and “eccentrics.”

Death threats can be connected not only to Mr. Bryan, but also collectively to deputies in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. (Link)

This report is meant to expose those responsible for locking Darren up as having carried out a tremendously successful disinformation operation (DISOP) to protect themselves, working as criminals with their criminal assistants in a massive governmental criminal industry, from We the People exercising our power of Citizen vigilance and oversight and from We the People exercising our Power of Presentment as we find these powers in our state and federal Constitutions.

The narrative discussed herein is intended to be taken up by anyone in the country to present to either a federal or state Grand Jury as they find appropriate.

Darren had become aware of massive government corruption in Monroe County, Tennessee, of which Madisonville is the county seat.

Of primary concern is to see to the immediate release of Mr. Darren Huff from federal prison.


From the Post & Email (follow prompts to free subscriber option at the bottom of the page to access):

From J.B. Williams and Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington:

Is Obama Guilty of Treason? – Jun 10, 2009

Why Commander Fitzpatrick Is NOT Guilty of Mutiny! – Jun 13, 2009

Why the Founding Fathers Were “Birthers” – Aug 1, 2009

Tennessee Grand Jury Joins DOJ in Obstructing Justice – Sep 9, 2009

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don’t Lie – Sep 10, 2009

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy—II – Sep 15, 2009

DNC Failed to Certify Obama as Eligible in MOST States! – Sep 25, 2009

How Crazy are those “Birthers?” – Oct 15, 2009

Obama Treason Charges Advance In Tennessee Grand Jury – Nov 28, 2009

Monroe County Grand Jury Still Sitting on Treason Case – Dec 16, 2009

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

From The Knoxville News Sentinel:

TIME magazine:,9171,2022636,00.html


CLICK HERE: 26 APRIL 2010 FBI Special Agent MARK A. VAN BALEN’s  SWORN AFFIDAVIT with interlineations




J.J. MacNab – Death and taxes:

From other sources:

FBI Special Agent Mark A. Van Balen’s sworn affidavit and federal Justice Department:

CLICK HERE: 26 APRIL 2010 FBI Special Agent MARK A. VAN BALEN’s  SWORN AFFIDAVIT with interlineations (SCRUBBED!)

Tennessee’s 10tth Judicial District:

Court records available online:

Government sites:


To: Mr. Tommy Millsaps

Editor – Monroe County, TN Advocate & Democrat newspaper

Mr. Michael Thomason
Staff writer – Advocate & Democrat

Mr. Tommy Wilson
Publisher – Advocate & Democrat

Mr. Brian Allison (COO GMG – Las Vegas Sun)

Mr. Taz Painter – Editor WBIR – Knoxville, TN

Subj: Indecent and unprofessional conduct individually as professionals and more widely as leaders of your respective organizations.

A dear friend of mine who just finished repairing the Rosary my father carried in his pocket during the suicide amphibious assault into northwest Africa on 8 November 1942 (OPERATION TORCH) reminds me that if I allow your lies to go unchallenged your lies become the truth.

This aggressive challenge is the product of her encouragement.

I should add there’s a Sergeant of Marines who is also adamant I put you two indecent men in your place (click here).

The facts:

Mr. Gary D. Pettway was exposed in January 2010 as an illicit, impostor foreman to the Monroe County Tennessee Grand Jury.

Madisonville, Tennessee is the Monroe County seat.

Pettway’s criminal business was thoroughly investigated and publicly reported in February 2010:

Under Tennessee LAW (click here) all jurors must be selected in a random process that is totally free of any interference involving human agency. Monroe County officials select two Grand Juries for each calendar year to serve a 12-month term.

Jury #1 or panel #1 sits in January.

Jury #2 sits in February.

Jury #1 returns to the jury room in March.

Now pay attention here: Jury #1 sits in April…Jury #2 sits in May…Jury #1 comes back again in June (see the appendices to the U.S. Grand Jury report – click here).

Criminal court circuit judge Carroll Ross hand-picked Gary Pettway as Grand Jury foreman for calendar year 2010. Ross personally assigned Pettway as foreman to both of the TWO 2010 juries.

Of greater significance is this: Criminal court judges have personally appointed Gary Pettway as foreman before each of the TWO Monroe County Grand Juries for “approximately” the past 27-years.

Pettway has stood as foreman in front of at least 54 different Grand Juries

Gary Pettway was aggressively reported as a criminal in related matters leading up to January 2010.

Because Pettway was exposed in January 2010 as a government functionary, a hand-selected judicial puppet, each of the law enforcement agencies contacted from September through December 2009 were contacted again.

Other people and organizations responsible for oversight regarding “Pettway’s Grand Jury” were also alerted.

Beginning on 3 September 2009 and continuing to 30 March 2010 tens of criminal complaints naming Gary Pettway were filed with:

  • Madisonville, TN Police Chief Gregg Breeden.

  • Sweetwater, TN Police Chief Edie Byrum (Pettway is a Sweetwater resident).

  • Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens.

  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Special-Agent-in-charge Dennis Daniels (Chattanooga Division).

  • Federal Bureau of Investigations Special-Agent-in-charge Richard L. Lambert, Jr. (Knoxville Division).

  • Tennessee State Court of the Judiciary (J.S. Daniel – Disciplinary Counsel).

Official complaints, notices and alerts were filed with:

  • Each of the five Tennessee State Supreme Court Justices.

  • Each of the legislators to the 106th session of the Tennessee Legislature.

  • The Tennessee State governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

  • Members of local, national and Internet press.

Law enforcement officials agreeing that Pettway’s criminal business is…well…CRIMINAL report they are not authorized (allowed) to conduct Pettway’s arrest. These various officials are consistent in their continuing avoidance telling the public that they “lack jurisdiction.”

Again–after tens of criminal complaints naming Pettway over the course of 7 months no law enforcement agency or official claimed the power of arrest over a Tennessee Grand Jury Foreman.

Not a single one!

Nothing changed beginning in January 2010 when those same law enforcement officials took possession of criminal complaints naming Pettway an illegitimate, professional grand jury foreman.

On 8 March 2010 notice of necessity, authority and intent to conduct of series of Citizens’ Arrest was sent to local law enforcement. I’ve got the green card receipts.

Then there’s the electronically published version (click here).

No response.

Gary Pettway remains an obstruction to efforts to bring to the attention of Monroe County Grand Jurors criminal conduct that has nothing to do with Pettway (click here).

The County Grand Jury meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Presented with a series of facts and experiences that precisely describe the need for such action, and with time not being a friend, Gary Pettway was properly placed under Citizens’ arrest on the first Thursday in April 2010 as Pettway was in the act of committing a series of  felony offenses.

Pettway’s arrest was carried out by the book.

Now for you indecent men, go back and read what you’ve allowed to be published. Then hold your heads in shame.

Explaining the right thing to do next is a waste of my time.

For what it’s worth:

One last point to ponder as it goes to the scope and operation of PETTWAY’s GRAND JURY…

Pettway was arrested in front of Monroe County Grand Jury #1 on the first Thursday in April 2010.

Jury #1 witnessed the encounter now widely available on audio and video recordings.

Monroe General Sessions Court Judge J. Reed Dixon bound charges filed against me over to Monroe County Grand Jury #1 during his 4 May 2010 probable cause hearing.

Dixon assigned the case to Monroe County Grand Jury #1–meeting on 3 June 2010–to decided whether to return indictments granting permission for a criminal trial.

Gary Pettway is publicly announced to stand before Monroe County Grand Jury #1 as foreman this coming first Thursday in June 2010.

With utter contempt for all of you,


Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III

United States Navy Retired – Surface warfare – Naval parachutist

Still serving (John 15:13)

Distinguished Military Graduate – United States Naval Academy Class of 1975


1940 hours (EDT) Monday, 3 May 2010:





1600 hours (EDT) Monday, 3 May 2010:

Just learned FBI special agents were in Sweetwater, Tennessee this morning asking questions going to character and guns.

FBI special agents in Waco, Georgia last night asking questions of former  Sergeant of Marines Bill Loomin.

1315 hours (EDT) Monday, 3 May 2010:

Carl Swensson reports from Georgia: “FBI Special Agent Jason Harris (Atlanta) is en route to talk with both Jim Renn and myself.  I’m scheduled for 1400 hours (EDT) and Jim for 1500 hours (EDT).”

(Note: The Justice Department Washington, D.C. office was on this JAG HUNTER site this morning at 0912 hours (EDT)).

1229 hours (EDT) Monday, 3 May 2010:

Darren Huff is held as a federal prisoner in the Blount County Jail (Correctional Facility).

Authorities gave out false information yesterday regarding the location for Darren’s hearing today.

Darren’s hearing was conducted this morning in a federal courtroom, not in the Blount County Justice Building. The outcome of the federal hearing is not known.

Federal marshals transported Darren to Knoxville earlier today to appear before a federal judge. The location of Darren’s hearing was not released to protect the safety of the federal officers conducting the transport.

Visitation today is not possible.

No information regarding status was authorized for release by any Blount County official (and several of them were approached). Jailers manning “Master Control” said Darren’s visitation privileges could not be determine until after Darren returned from Knoxville and his “classification” established.

No one would say when Darren was expected back to the Blount County Correctional Facility.

Jailers said to call: 865.273.5088 later today to ask about Darren’s status.

Receptionist Kim gave out this number to call: 865.273.5245.

PHONE CALLS: Darren can make calls out to folks only if Darren tries to call you first. Then you must agree to set up an account with the phone service provider. Folks are prohibited from setting up this account from the outside in. Darren has to make the first move.

The phone provider’s telephone number is 1.800.682.0707 should anyone have questions.

VISITATION: Darren must place individuals on a visitors list before any given visitation is authorized. Again, this can’t be accomplished from folks on the outside. Darren has to make the first move. You can’t put yourself on the list.

Once visiting hours are established visitors must present themselves 20 minutes before the commencement of any given visit to pass a security check.

Call 1.865.273.5088 with questions regarding visitation.

The alternate number: 1.865.273.5245.


Darren’s mailing address:

Darren Huff

Blount County Correctional Facility

920. E. Lamar Alexander Parkway

Maryville, Tennessee 37804-5022

Mail to Darren must have a return address affixed. No return address no delivery.



Stephanie Flater writes: We are working on getting a fund put together to help with the bail money.  If you know of others who would like to contribute, that would be great.

Stephanie’s email address:

Sergeant of Marines Timothy Joseph Harrington reports (click here):


1050 hours (EDT) Sunday, 2 May 2010

Darren is held under federal detention in Blount County Tennessee.

Darren’s first hearing is tomorrow morning, Monday, 3 May 2010.

Time: 1000 hours (10:00 a.m. EDT)

Location: Blount County Justice Center

940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN

Driving directions: CLICK HERE

Blount County Clerk & Master’s Office

Blount County Justice Center

930 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway

Maryville, TN 37804-5002

Phone (865) 273-5500

Fax (865) 273-5519

0920 hours (EDT) Sunday, 2 May 2010:

FBI Special Agent Reed (Reid?) initiated Darren’s federal arrest warrant Monday night, 19 April 2010. We don’t know when the federal arrest warrant was perfected and made operable. It just so happened Darren was in Tennessee when the FBI decided to arrest Darren on Friday (30 April).

FBI Special Agent Reed went to Darren’s Georgia home Friday while Darren was being arrested in Blount County Tennessee. Reed was joined by four local sheriffs (team of five law enforcement officers). Reed held a federal court order and federal search warrant to take one of Darren’s legally registered and licensed firearms.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday (tomorrow), 3 May. Time: 1000 hours (10:00 a.m. EDT). The hearing location is unknown.

0600 hours (EDT) Sunday, 2 May 2010:

Nothing heard since yesterday morning. No media reports. Darren is still in a federal lockup facility believed to be in Knoxville (unfolding).


Investigative Report OnGrand Jury ConductMonroe County, Tennessee (CLICK HERE)

GARY D. PETTWAY is one several principal criminal actors in events evolving since August 2009. Pettway is criminally accused of obstructing the 17 March 2009 criminal complaint naming SOETORO-OBAMA in TREASON (click here).

In January 2010 PETTWAY was exposed as a government functionary. Monroe County Tennessee circuit court judges have APPOINTED PETTWAY as the county Grand Jury Foreman for the past 27-years before 54 Grand Juries (TWO GRAND JURIES in each year). Tennessee State law prohibits any human intervention in the selection of any Juror.

PETTWAY’s obscene criminal conduct is manifestly reported to every state and federal law enforcement agency you can think to name.

No agency responded.*

Therein was created the necessity and authority to conduct PETTWAY’s Citizen arrest.  Intent to carry out a series of Citizens’ arrest was made in writing to local law enforcement in early March 2010 (click here).

Darren Huff was traveling to Madisonville, Tennessee on 20 April 2010 in support of PETTWAY’s Citizens’ arrest.

Darren recognized PETTWAY’s obstruction had to be overcome in order to advance the Treason complaint naming SOETORO-OBAMA.

(*Note: The most recent report to the FBI in Knoxville was made in person to Duty Special Agent Whitehouse on Wednesday, 8 April 2010. The report was made face-to-face in the FBI Knoxville Division office. S/A Whitehouse said to send another package in, they’d take a look at it.)


Darren’s arrest yesterday goes to the events of 20 April 2010 (CLICK HERE – VIDEO)!

Beyond the charge of inciting a riot Darren is charged with intending to create civil unrest. These charges are aggravated as federal authorities falsely accuse Darren of transporting weapons across state lines to carry out his alleged “riot**” and “civil unrest” in Madisonville, Tennessee on the 20th of April 2010.

FBI Special Agent Chuck Reed (Reid?) visited the Huff’s Georgia home on the evening of Monday, 19 April 2010. FBI S/A Reed questioned Darren regarding Darren’s plans for the next day.

Yesterday S/A Chuck Reed seized one of Darren’s legally licensed and registered weapons from the Huff’s Georgia home. Darren was in Tennessee at the time.

It’s reported Darren was arrested in Blount County, Tennessee.

It’s believed Darren is being held in a Knoxville, TN federal detention facility.

It’s likely no more information regarding Darren’s legal status will be made publicly available until at least Monday, 3 May (the day after tomorrow).

FBI Special Agent Chuck Reed’s cell phone number: 760.291.7364.

Between 0820 – 0905 hours local today (Saturday) another attempt to effect the Citizen’s arrest of GARY D. PETTWAY was carried out in Sweetwater, Tennessee. GARY PETTWAY lives at 1107 Broad street in this city (information taken from a memo County Clerk Martha Cook push-pinned to a public bulletin board outside Cook’s office in the Monroe County Tennessee Courthouse).

Sweetwater Patrolmen Jim “Jimbo” Kile and Police Sergeant John Brewster responded.

A Monroe County Deputy Sheriff parked farther away on a side road–purposefully out of my sight–providing back-up to the two Sweetwater Policemen (neighbors saw the Deputy who later reported on his presence).

Officers Kile and Brewster were informed regarding the plight of Darren Huff. It was explained in specific terms why the question going to GARY PETTWAY’s criminal conduct was growing and demanded reconciliation.

The two police officers were told that there are now two persons accused of inciting to riot while participating in a Citizens’ arrest of GARY PETTWAY on two different dates (1 April and 20 April 2010 (CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE).

Officers Kile and Brewster explained they had no jurisdiction to arrest PETTWAY.

It was explained and documented that Kile and Brewster did hold jurisdiction to arrest. It was made clear to both policemen they could participate and backup a Citizens’ Arrest.

They went on to explain that even holding arrest authority  the two officers would need to secure an arrest warrant from a court clerk or magistrate knowing no clerk or magistrate in the state of Tennessee is authorized to issue the warrant.

Neither Kile nor Brewster accepted the authority a the Citizens’ Arrest Warrant filed in Monroe County on 1 April 2010.

Said differently,  GARY PETTWAY is not merely above the law…PETTWAY is beyond its reach!

(**Note: It takes four people to riot in Tennessee.  Darren was driving alone as he approached Madisonville, TN on 20 April. Darren was alone when pulled over in a felony stop by three Tennessee State Trooper cruisers and two unmarked police SUV s).


Darren Huff is reported arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents last night here in Tennessee (in neighboring Blount County).

Specific information on Darren’s FBI arrest is sketchy.

Darren Huff is a Navy Veteran. Darren Huff is a law abiding Citizen.

Darren is being held on the federal charge of crossing state lines with a gun with the intent to incite a riot.

Darren Huff is in Tennessee to learn how to effect the Citizen’s arrest of Gary D. Pettway–Monroe County’s government appointed Grand Jury Foreman of 27-years (before 54 different Grand Juries).

Darren has been accosted by law enforcement officials three times in the past month while supporting Gary Pettway’s Citizen arrest (an FBI visit on the evening of 31 March, Darren’s 1 April felony road stop while driving to Madisonville, Tennessee (video-click here), and then last night’s FBI arrest).


Video of Darren’s 1 April 2010 felony road stop.

A Robert Hefner illustration



Sergeant of Marines Warren Bonesteel writes:

If, at this point, people don’t believe that The Constitution is no longer in effect, or that every level of government is corrupt, they’re delusional.

From The Supreme Court to your local courthouse, justice in America no longer exists.

You can’t ‘restore’ what isn’t in use. You cannot expect justice from an unjust and corrupt system.

…and if you think the Republican Party will change anything once they regain power, you probably need medical supervision. Whether Republican or Democrat, once they get a taste of power and wealth, all other considerations become moot.

Until Americans unite as one, with a single goal – freedom and liberty for all – nothing will change. Indeed, if we returned to governing ourselves by the precepts and ideals of The Constitution, life as you know it is over. If we don’t? Life as you know it is over.

We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Illinois’ Stephanie Flater contributes:

Several of us were in Madisonville, Tennessee on April 20 to attend Lt. Commander Walt Fitzpatrick’s hearing, the first military person to charge Obama with treason.

He was put in jail for 6 days for attempting to arrest the Grand Jury Foreman, Gary Pettway, who has been serving for 27 years.  The maximum length of service is 24 months.  Gary Pettway is a government functionary, a conflict of interest in the Citizens Grand Juries.

Please spread this far and wide.  We must come together to get Darren Huff released from jail on Monday.  We are at war with a corrupt entity known as the government.  Obama doesn’t want this information to hit the mainstream media, so it is OUR JOB to get it out there. Do it for America!