Sovereign Citizen Killed By Police After Refusing To Show ID
[su_right_ad]Robert Lawrence was fatally shot by police outside an animal shelter in Dothan, AL.
According to Dothan Police Sgt. Maurice Eggleston, Lawrence, a sovereign citizen, was trying to return a stray animal.
However, Lawrence was told he could not do so without showing his ID. He subsequently got into an argument with shelter employees who called the police.
“After repeatedly being told to calm down, Lawrence was advised he was being placed under arrest,” Sgt. Eggleston told AL.com. “A physical altercation ensued, to which Lawrence was shot in the abdomen.”…
According to DothanEagle.com, Lawrence had a history of threatening violence, and two women had protection orders against him.
“He made a statement threatening violence if somebody at the State DHR didn’t listen to him,” said Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams. “He had quite the history with DHR involving custody of his children.”…
Adams said Lawrence never identified himself as a sovereign citizen during the terrorist threat case, but “he sure showed signs of being anti-government.”
Adams also said Lawrence had a clear history of anger issues.[su_csky_ad]