August 13, 2014 11:12 am -

New details on the Texas man who described himself as a “sovereign citizen” and wreaked havoc on Monday night in a Dallas neighborhood have emerged. “I seceded from the nation. This is Doug-e-stan right here,” 60-year-old Douglas LeGuin told a 911 dispatcher on Monday.

The dispatcher asked his name, to which he responded, “Dougie Doug from Doug-e-stan,” further explaining that Doug-e-stan was “a little republic” he had just started.

WFAA reports that Douglas LeGuin is from Corinth with no criminal history. LeGuin set up an ambush for police, then opened fire on Monday afternoon. After LeGuin gained entry to a gated subdivision, he allegedly knocked on a door and threatened a babysitter and an eight-year-old girl who were inside the home. He ordered them to leave and when the two refused, the babysitter took the child and hid inside the residence.

According to police, the man then booby-trapped the outside of the home with propane tanks and jars of flammable liquids. After setting a fire, he then called 911 to lure firefighters to the home, according to investigators. As they arrived, he began firing on them, and hit their fire truck.

It was around the same time that LeGuin’s wife called Denton County deputies to report her husband missing. Through his cellphone, authorities tracked down his location and Dallas officers were sent to the scene. When officers arrived, shots were fired at them as well. One cruiser was hit, but no officers were injured.

According to Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner, LeGuin had multiple weapons and a significant amount of ammunition in his possession. While the suspect was on the phone with the dispatcher, authorities surrounded him. “I got an officer coming at me; tell him to back off,” he told the dispatcher.

According to WFAA, when the dispatcher told him to follow instructions, LeGuin replied, “I’m not gonna follow instructions.” LeGuin told the dispatcher he had a clear mind and a full heart. The suspect added several times that he he had “seceded,” and was claiming the neighborhood he was in to be “Doug-e-stan.” “I’m pissed off at America,” he told the 911 dispatcher. “America is broke, got a sorry government, and the people won’t vote.”

LeGuin eventually surrendered when a SWAT team closed in on him. LeGuin has not been cooperative with interrogators, so they are not clear as to his motivation. “Right now, we’ve not found any connection to the home or the homeowners,” Cotner said. He added, “So far they have not found any sort of definitive affiliation with any group or anti-government movement.”

The babysitter and the child was rescued after devices surrounding the home had been dismantled in “Doug-e-stan.”

LeGuin’s bond is set at $350,000 — $50,000 for each count of assault on a public servant.

Watch courtesy of WFAA:


H/T: My BFF @ComgenKDT with thanks.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

27 responses to Texas ‘Sovereign Citizen’ After Firing On Police: ‘I Seceded From The Nation. This Is Doug-E-Stan Right Here’

  1. mea_mark August 13th, 2014 at 11:19 am

    What an idiot.

    • Anomaly 100 August 13th, 2014 at 11:44 am

      And cops shoot an unarmed black kid but not this guy.

  2. Jake August 13th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    A true Republican hero. Look out for him on Fox News – Hannitty will be kissing his ass very soon.

  3. tiredoftea August 13th, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I’m guessing that Doug-e-stan will be forcefully invaded at his long term destination.

  4. eaglesfanintn August 13th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    If he’s his own sovereign nation, then that makes him a foreigner and his actions make him a terrorist. Off to Gitmo!

  5. Suzanne McFly August 13th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    It seems synthetic marijuana is easily found throughout Doug-e-stan. Another reason for legalization.

  6. Budda August 13th, 2014 at 12:34 pm


  7. Foundryman August 13th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Well I hope “Doug-E- Stan” provides foam pads for the beds in their prison cells, if not he’ll have to get used to sleeping on the concrete floor.

  8. Kino August 13th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Wait…he gets a bond? He set’s up explosives, shoots at police and threatens some kids…and he gets a f’n bond? What?!?

    If there were ever a case for being held without bail and a psychiatric evaluation, this is it.

    • Jeffrey Quave August 28th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      350k is a joke btw… i’ve seen pot possession get more than that .

  9. duke_of_omnium August 13th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Dougestan? He must be one of them furriner Mouslems. If he was a good Christain, he would’ve named his country Dougaria or possibly Dougaly.

  10. Larry Schmitt August 13th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Hope he remembers he’s a sovereign country next time he needs emergency services. And I guess they can tear up the pavement and sidewalk in front of his house, and disconnect him from the water system, since that all belongs to Dallas.

  11. labman57 August 13th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    “Sovereign citizen” = secession-advocating, gun-toting, conspiracy-addicted, anarchy-promoting sociopath.

  12. William August 13th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    “I seceded from the nation”.
    Hey Doug-ee, that sh*t was settled in 1865 in a parlor at Appomattox. Here’s what you CAN do. GTFO, and head on over to a country that doesn’t have all that crushing government involvement. Have a nice trip.

  13. sonoitabear August 13th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Have they allowed him to contact his Embassy yet?

  14. erik thorne August 13th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    And the rwnjs are going to say he was a liberal like the Millers who executed two cops in Las Vegas.

  15. Obewon August 13th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Knocked on a door, threatened a babysitter and an 8-year-old girl! Then littered their yard with IED’s claiming their gated community as his own country! Because of record $16.2 T GDP “America is broke, got a sorry government, and the people won’t vote.” Facts always debunk constitutional illiterate delusions. Incumbent popular vote 2012 65 M -51.1% vs 60 M -47.2%.

    • Jeffrey Quave August 28th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      US: $17,555,437,713,940 – Debt as of April 2014 17 is bigger than 16 right ?

  16. Bunya August 13th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I say we bomb Doug-e-stan as soon as possible. He may be harboring WMD’s – you know, “smokin’ gun/mushroom cloud” kinds of things.

  17. James August 13th, 2014 at 9:34 pm


  18. jlo1965 August 13th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    A true sovereign need not proclaim it they just are. They act accordingly.

  19. wheldon rumproast August 13th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    he needs a rubber room…

  20. Bobbie Jo Justice August 19th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    That’s right; if you’re an old white male RW home invading arsonist who shoots multiple rounds at the EMTs and police you’re calmly taken into custody. If you are a young black make running away from a crazed cop and yelling “I’m unarmed! Don’t shoot!” then you’re shot dead on the spot. This Country has run off it’s rails, and the rightwing media is responsible.

  21. Svengali August 23rd, 2014 at 9:22 am

    But Michael Brown winds up with 6 bullets in him for a ‘strong armed robber’.


  22. markdouglas August 27th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    This guy tries to burn two people to death, he fires on cops, and he is handled with kid gloves. Some black kid is shot at 11 times, hit six, for WHAT?

    • Jeffrey Quave August 28th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      let’s not forget explosives/flammables. 350k ?? people with pot charges get higher bails…..