Judge revokes bond for 'sovereign citizen' - KMSP-TV

Judge revokes bond for 'sovereign citizen'

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He was caught with what was described as an arsenal of weapons and ammunition, and what may be even more shocking is that he believed he was above the law.

Hillsborough County deputies say Eric Holtgard terrorized a car dealership and a lawn maintenance man over a two-day period.

Deputies say he considered himself a "sovereign citizen," basically someone that doesn't have any belief in the government or laws. 

Holtgard is now in jail after deputies say he terrorized a car dealership and a local lawn maintenance man. Deputies arrested him twice in two days.

The second time was in front of his mother's home, where detectives found assault rifles, handguns, a shotgun, and armor-piercing bullets.

Investigators consider him very dangerous. They say he first started causing trouble Tuesday, driving to a local car dealership and yelling at employees.

Then he allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at a customer, deputies said.

He was arrested in that incident, and investigators found several weapons and ammo in his car and apartment.

"Certainly a devastating amount of fire power getting into the wrong hands, such as this guy," spokesman Larry McKinnon said. "It could have been devastating consequences."

Holtgard posted bond, then just nine and a half hours later pointed a gun at a lawncare worker outside his mother's home in Valrico.

Authorities say that's when they discovered even more guns and magazines inside that home.

Now, deputies are making it a priority to keep him behind bars. A judge has revoked his bond – meaning he's stay in jail for a while.

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