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Cases involving attempted citizen's arrest delayed

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CHATTANOOGA (AP) - An East Tennessee man whose gripes about President Barack Obama not being a U.S. citizen attracted an armed supporter and led to charges in Madisonville will act as his own attorney.

Military retiree Walter F. Fitzpatrick III told Monroe County court officials Monday that he plans to defend himself against an indictment that charges him and Darren Wesley Huff of Dallas, Ga., with inciting a riot and disrupting a meeting in a failed attempt to make a citizen's arrest at a grand jury meeting.

Huff said he plans to hire a lawyer. He also faces a federal charge of transporting a firearm in furtherance of a civil disorder.

Both men were at a Monday court hearing where two Monroe County judges recused themselves. Another judge will be appointed.



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