The previous Tracking the Leopard Meroz article ended with the YouTube channel Virgo Triad having an international arrest warrant issued against her for attempted murder for the crime of identifying as a “sovereign citizen”, sovereign citizen John Harold Fulks, the self-appointed Governor of the United States of America. After the FBI decided to consider Fulk’s illegal arrest warrant as a call for a hit against the life of Virgo Triad, Fulks published a June 19, 2018 notice at reign of the heavens.com declaring that the Virgo Triad case had been transferred to their Human Rights Tribunal (HRT), thus suspending the arrest warrant. By this new action, the penalty for each HRT violation is a $750,000 fine.
The original arrest warrant had included instructions that “any and all are hereby authorized to detain, incarcerate, and in the case of violent resistance, use deadly force against proclaimed and verified owner and operator Virgo Triad”. Now that this warrant has been suspended, we can breathe a sigh of relief that it has been replaced by a more humanitarian extortionist demand.
Today’s post is going to explore what a sovereign-citizen-style Citizen’s Arrest looks like in real life. But first, whenever we observe persons involved in this ideology, it must be remembered that many are separate and distinct from each other, and operate under their own “legal” entities which grant them “governing” authority. The subject of today’s article, Michael Wayne Parsons, claims to be an ambassador and associate chief justice of the T’shilhqot’n nation, a dubious entity which is not legally recognized by the United States.
At mikeparsons.org, his About page describes him as follows:
As we shall see, below the surface of an impressive sounding resume, Parsons’ sovereign citizen style situation ethics landed him in great trouble, where today he sits incarcerated in a Nebraska prison. There are a number of criminal court documents involving the arrest and conviction of Michael Wayne Parsons in the matter which we are going to review. However, for expediency, I will be relying on Michael Parsons’ appeal of the ruling of Judge Joseph H. Walker, which can be read at this link: Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee at Jackson Case No. W2019-02073-CCA-R3-CD filed 12/15/2011.
According to the appeals document, Michael W. Parsons was “indicted on July 7, 2008, with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault committed knowingly, one count of burglary of a vehicle, and two counts of theft under $500.” After a jury trial where Parsons represented himself with the assistance of elbow counsel, he was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault, one count of burglary of a vehicle, and two counts of theft under $500. On appeal, Parsons claimed 5 errors; however, after review, the court held “that the defendant is entitled to no relief” and the trial court’s judgments were affirmed.
Michael Parsons had been raising wolf-hybrids, but on September 24, 2007, several had escaped through a fence, running over to the neighboring property where Barry Laxton was mowing the yard. Laxton got his .22 rifle and fired into the air to scare the wolf-hybrids away. This was successful, except that one lone animal charged him, and he shot it. During this time, Michael Parsons and his wife, Pat Parsons were out looking for their animals. The wolf-hybrid which had been shot ran to the defendant and died. In the meantime, Barry Laxton had joined Nick King, who was working on another yard.
In the Appeals document which I have linked to above, on page 2, under Factual and Procedural Background, the core of our Citizen Arrest story is described as follows:
The Defendant accosted Laxton and King, pointed his handgun at them, and told them he was making a citizen’s arrest. At this point, the Defendant was no longer on his own property. The Defendant wore an audio-recording device that recorded the encounter. The recording was played for the jury and transcribed. The encounter lasted about four minutes.
At the beginning, the Defendant demands, “Where’s my other dogs?” King responds, “put the gun down.” The Defendant asks, “Where’s your gun at? Drop your gun.” King replies, “It’s a gun in-” and the Defendant states, “Drop your gun. Turn around. Turn around. On the ground. On the ground.” King again says, “Put your gun down.” The Defendant then says, “You’re under arrest. On the ground. I’ll shoot you.” King says again, “Put your gun down.” The Defendant says, “On the ground. You, too, on the ground now, or you will be shot. Five, four, three.”
Laxton says something indiscernible, and the conversation continues in the same vein with the Defendant insisting that the men are under arrest and King repeatedly telling the Defendant to put his gun down. At one point, the Defendant says, “If you grab that gun, I’m going to shoot.” The defendant also tells the men to get away from the truck, to “[t]urn around, to [f]ace down,” and to “[l]ay down.” King calls 911 and tells the dispatcher that he needs assistance because he is “being held at gunpoint”. The Defendant orders King to [t]ell them Mark Parsons has a citizen’s arrest on these two.”…
The Defendant again asserts that they are under arrest.
Some years later, Michael Parsons had his parole revoked under warrant No. 14-CR-314 where he was heard in the General Sessions Court of Tennessee for the 25th Judicial Circuit at Covington on February 11, 2016. He had been charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
KRVN.com published an article on May 1, 2017, Indictments Unsealed Against Arapahoe Man & Tennessee Man Charging Felon in possession of a firearm and misprision of felony. It mentions that Michael Wayne Parsons, age 55 of Arlington, Tennessee, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Specifically, it alleges Parsons, after conviction of the felony offense of aggravated assault on November 23, 2009, in the Circuit Court of Tipton County, Tennessee was located in Nebraska on January 11, 2017, while in possession of a Rock River 5.56 LAR-15 assault rifle and 637 rounds of ammunition. The charge carries a possible penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both.”
While possession of a firearm by a felon is serious, the above article features another incident involving Mike Parsons and his friend, Sue Holland, and others who had concocted a plot to break Parsons out of prison and arrest and kidnap the sheriff of Furnas County and the presiding judge in Tipton County, Tennessee. This is summarized by the U. S. Attorney’s Office in the May 1, 2017 KRVN article, as seen below:
The Appeals document linked in the beginning of this article is 48 pages long, and if one is not familiar with the sovereign citizen mindset when it comes to legal proceedings, the summary of Michael Parsons’ dealings with the court in this particular case is insightful as a predictor of later events.
Rudy and Erin Davis of the Lonestar1776 YouTube channel, which is a feature of their prison ministry, have taken up the cause of Mike Parsons. Rudy Davis has been referenced before in this blog, in connection to Kent Hovind’s tax protester problems for which he was previously incarcerated for nine years, as well as other jailed sovereign citizens and their causes. I use the word causes rather than cases, for the Lonestar 1776 channel is known for promoting a highly slanted view of the facts.Before anyone experiences a wave of sympathy sweeping over them for Mike Parsons’ plight, on page 47 of the Appeals document linked to earlier in this post, we are reminded of several factors: “the Defendant’s refusal to recognize that his actions were wrong”, “his persistent and unrelenting attempts to blame others for his conduct”, “Defendant took it upon himself to accost Laxton and King – a completely innocent bystander-with a loaded gun, point the weapon at them, and threaten to shoot them.”, “the circumstances of the offense were ‘particularly troublesome’ where defendant held a gun six inches from victim’s head”, and “prior troubles with his neighbors due to previous escapes of his wolf-hybrids, as well as his willingness to file questionable legal proceedings against persons he deems to have wronged him in some way”….
On June 27, 2018, Lonestar 1776 published an audio called Mike Parsons (unsentenced) Call from Nebraska Prison. Erin Davis received a phone call from the Douglas County jail, giving the usual prison warning, this call is from a corrections facility and is subject to monitoring, recording, and a location of your phone will be obtained.
Ironically, Mike Parsons’ first words are “I don’t consent to recording of my call”. This, coming from a guy who had recorded his citizen’s arrest, which when the audio was presented to a jury, they found that it had preserved convincing evidence of Parsons’ guilt in that incident. Erin ignores Mike’s I do not consent statement, and proceeds to not only record his phone call, but publish it on YouTube!
The first words from Erin mention one of Parsons’ latest bug-a-boos; the Youtube channel called Frater I*I, which recently began to post audios from Mike Parson’s trial testimony, along with other sovereign citizen expose style documentation.
At the 1.10 mark of the June 27, 2018 audio, Mike Parsons says, “Well, I got some information from across the water and it was a reference to a YouTube video that’s he’s got on there that’s got a photo of me; it looks like it was taken at the CCA in Kansas-Leavenworth and so obviously if this guy’s got contacts like that he must be tied in with US Marshall Service. He’s either with the US Marshall’s or with the US Attorney. That’s the only sources that would have that-you don’t get people’s intake photos from you know for their ID’s unless you’re tied in with those companies and the only people on the outside, it would be with the US Marshall and US Attorney, that’s it.”
“So this guy is a government troll; he’s on the payroll no matter what anybody thinks or says and something about, he’s got website about Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare or something, so this is apparently if it’s that guy that’s name you referenced unless that’s just another screen name. You know these guys are masters of lies and deception; their whole, whole opera..operation is nothing but a lie. It’s lies built upon lies, they’re masters of the art of deception and lies.”
“That’s what Satan is, the master of deception but anyway, uh yeah this is not just some flake and sitting in a basement down there twiddling his thumbs doing internet searches, this guy’s on the payroll and it’s all about destroying someone’s character because when you can’t defeat them legally, legitimately, you have to destroy their character and hope that people out there pick up on this stuff and all he’s doing is parodies what he’s been told by other people.”
“The guy is totally ignorant of everything. I mean the reference that he makes totally ignorant and he claims that he’s got copies of the audios of the phone recording so well the only way he could have gotten that is from the US Attorney, US Marshall or the Sheriff’s Department and I guarantee you the Sheriff’s Department is not putting that stuff out there because they could be sued. I guarantee it’s the US Marshall, the US Attorney.”
“The US Attorney is, I believe basically trying to you know of course US Marshall works for the US Attorney, so they’re conspira..conspiring to basically destroy my character or try to, of course people that don’t that read this stuff, it sounds good and unless you do a little bit of homework and you realize, Oh another country does have the right to have their own court, they do have the right to issue warrants for the arrest when thy get an indictment and they do have the right to contact fugitive recovery agencies to that, that country’s law enforcement to arrest those people irrespective of what they believe. Judges are not immune…”(4.10)
Tracking the Leopard Meroz comment: Parsons is complaining that the YouTube channel Frater I*I has used a photo of him that is not publicly available, and therefore he concludes that the owner of this channel is receiving a paycheck from the government as a troll associated with the US Marshall/US Attorney departments. However, I found the same photo in an article dated May 1, 2017 posted by krvn.com, with a US Attorney’s Office byline, and the photo of Mike Parsons was a courtesy of the Furnas County Sheriff’s Office.
What bothers me about the Rudy and Erin Davis prison ministry is that they do not attempt to provide a prisoner, such as Mike Parsons, who has limited access to the outside world, with accurate information. Parsons is going on about his photo, and surmising falsely about who has access to it, and this is feeding into his paranoia. The YouTube channel Frater I*I is well within his rights to publish this photo which is in the public domain, and also to provide audio clips which can be obtained through PACER on court cases.
Parsons has accused Robert Baty, the founder of the Facebook group Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare, of being Frater I*I. I have read some of the comments by Frater who claims he was in the US Marines some 20 years ago, which Robert Baty never was. Baty is a retired IRS Appeals Officer, and his internet comments from years back can be read in multiple locations. Baty’s speech patterns are very distinguishable and do not match the style of Frater I*I.
Mike Parsons refers to arrest warrants “from another country”. By this he means to justify his false credentials granted by the fabled T’shilhqot’n nation, of which he claims he is an ambassador (diplomatic immunity) and associate chief justice who can legally issue arrest warrants. What justification is there for plotting to kidnap a law enforcement officer and a judge? Rudy and Erin Davis, who as Christians are held to a high standard, are complicit in his imaginings because it appears they make no attempt to correct Parsons’ misconceptions and false reasoning in regard to others. When Parsons speaks of others as the masters of deception and ignores his own lies and false reasoning, he not only does not have a case, he does not have a cause.
The very next day, on June 28, 2018, Lonestar 1776 published another phone call from inmate Mike Parsons. This time it is Rudy Davis who answers the phone and at the 1.20 mark, he says to Parsons, “the other thing is I don’t know what to call him, I don’t even, I hate bringing it even up, this traitor, yeah, OK, I hate bringing up his name, but he’s asking if he can take the last two calls where you discuss him and you, I, I, have one call where it says “Mike Parsons tells Frater off”. He wants to put that on his channel and I said that’s a decision that you will have to make; that’s not a decision I will make.”
Mike Parsons: (1.42) “No, I don’t authorize a sociopath to do anything with any of my images or voice. I’m warning him to immediately remove his channel that has a photograph of me that was inadvertently taken by somebody at a detention facility. I did not consent to that, I do not consent to him posting it publicly and I demand that you remove it immediately from the internet, delete it from his files and forget he ever heard my name.”
Rudy Davis then informs Parsons that he has screenshotted frater I*I‘ YouTube channel for the record.
For the record, who is probably the largest provider of audio recordings of Mike Parsons on the internet, besides the ones which are found in the public court records? How about Lonestar 1776, which publishes recordings of Mike Parsons, despite the fact that he does not consent to having his voice recorded. Mr. Parsons, let your speculative talents run wild on that one.