+ Rest in Peace to the LEOs +
Speedy recovery to the wounded
Rest in peace.
From a lawyer friend here in Lousiana, this is supposedly one of the perps (picture in article) ... apparently a fugitive from up North, Kansas, and known armed and dangerous ... disclaimer - this is ID from a personal internet commo, I have not seen this man linked to the ambush in the local press as yet, or in the bullitins...
I stand corrected - captured - ID was correct.
...Lt. Robert Davidson identified the alleged shooters as Kyle Joekel and Brian Smith, The ShreveportTimes reports. Also in custody are Terry Smith, who is Brian Smith's father, and Terry Smith's other son, Derrick Smith. The name of the fifth person was not immediately available. From the Times Picayune:
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4 men, 3 women arrested in shooting of Louisiana sheriff's deputiesSource:Four men and three women have been arrested in connection with shootings that left two Louisiana sheriff's deputies dead and two others wounded, police said Friday.
Their arrests, and the preliminary charges they are facing, follow a pair of allegedly linked shootings early Thursdayin LaPlace, a community of about 30,000 people located roughly 25 miles west of New Orleans.
Five of those arrested are now in jail, while the two others remain hospitalized for treatment of gunshot wounds, Louisiana State Police spokesman Melissa Matey said Friday.
I just got back from Farmerville LA last night. This was all over the news. RIP
Louisiana shootout suspects may have ties to extremist groups
Authorities are investigating whether some of the seven people arrested in a shootout that killed two Louisiana deputies may have ties to extremist anti-government movements, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times.
Deputies had been conducting surveillance on several of the suspects for more than two months and considered them armed and dangerous, DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle said in an interview with The Times.
Their surveillance led them to believe that several of those under watch held anti-government beliefs and were heavily armed, Arbuckle said.
Read the rest of the article at the linked page.The FBI is keeping a close watch on an extremist group after deadly shootings in Louisiana last week. You may have recently heard about a group of Americans called Sovereign Citizens. Seven people were arrested for shooting several Louisiana deputies. Some are now being linked to the group, including a Beatrice man.
The FBI lists Sovereign Citizens among the nation's top domestic terror threats, many don't pay taxes, carry a driver's license or have a social security card. Some have become extremely violent and have little regard for police.
Two deputies killed and two wounded just outside New Orleans last week. The FBI believes Kyle Joekel of Gage county and six other suspects opened fire. And that they're part of a group known as Sovereign Citizens. The FBI says the group is a growing domestic threat to law enforcement and classifies them as anti-government extremists. There's an estimated 300,000 in the country. They are described as a loose network of individuals living in the U.S. who believe that federal, state and local governments operate illegally. The FBI says some of their actions, although peculiar are usually minor, such as not paying their taxes and creating false documents like license plates, driver's licenses, and even currency.
RIP...disturbing to say the least.
God protect you Dominique.
Maybe so, maybe not. This is what certain elements in the press, and government long to see.
But, Kyle Joekal was wanted in Kansas for attempting to sell 6 lbs of mary jane. I suggest hold judgement on the "soverign citizen" angle, since drugs may be involved. The investigation will discover the truth.