Man sentenced in attempted Monroe courthouse "takeover"

The man charged in a "takeover" of the Monroe County, Tenn., Courthouse in April 2010 was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison on a conviction of transporting firearms across state lines with intent to cause civil disorder, a news release states.

Darren Wesley Huff, 42, of Dallas, Ga., was sentenced in U.S. District Court.

On April 20, 2010, Huff, a former militia member, traveled from his home to Madisonville, Tenn., where he intended to arrest public officials with "citizens arrest warrants" directed at numerous local, state and federal public officials including sheriffs, police chiefs and President Obama, according to the release.

Huff's warrants listed the public officials as "Declared Domestic Enemies" and cited them for treason, officials said.

The officials' treasonous acts "stemmed primarily from the refusal of the Monroe County grand jury to indict President Obama, who Huff claimed was not the legitimate president of the United States," the release states.

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