Some years ago LCDR Walter Fitzpatrick was prosecuted and convicted at court-martial and later retired. After that he began a website called JAGHunter. Initially he used the site to lambast any of the Navy JAG’s involved in his case along with his commanders. Over the years there have been other oddities from the retired LCDR. He became involved in the birther movement. The retired LCDR has been vocal in his support of LTC Lakin. And more recently he was arrested and being prosecuted because he wanted to arrest some public officials for actions he didn’t like.
Fitzpatrick was arrested in April after he interrupted a closed door grand jury hearing in an attempt to make a citizens arrest of jury foreman Gary Pettway. Fitzpatrick felt Pettway and the jury was illegally blocking his attempts to indict President Obama.
Fitzpatrick has said he believes Obama is not an American citizen and is serving illegally as president.
Reports the AP:
Fitzpatrick is charged along with Darren W. Huff, 40, a former militia member from Dallas, Ga., accused of inciting a riot at the Monroe County Courthouse in April while coming to Fitzpatrick’s defense after Fitzpatrick’s intrusion on the closed grand jury session in Madisonville.
Huff, who also faces related federal charges, was among about a dozen armed people who gathered at the courthouse. Records show Huff had said that he and others planned to take over courthouse in Madisonville and arrest “domestic enemies of the United States engaged in treason.”
The Post & EMail has had a series of “interviews” with the retired LCDR about his own case. Reading his interview make for light reading on a dreary day in much the same way as Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass is a good read. The parody of the the queen of tarts is just too cute.
Now it seems that the retired LCDR is in violation of the civilian courts version of R.C.M. 804. The Monroe County Advocate reports:
A man who is so bound and determined to take President Obama to court that he once made his way into a closed grand jury session failed to appear in Monroe County Criminal Court Friday morning. Circuit Court Clerk Marty Cook said Fitzpatrick was sent notice that he was supposed to be in court Friday, but he did not show by the 10 a.m. start time. Blackwood issued a capias for Fitzpatrick’s arrest and ordered him to be held on no bond when he is picked up.