So you thought you'd be able to summon a public official to a court with no legality in the eyes of the United States government?
Kerr County authorities arrested two members of the Republic of Texas Thursday — Susan Cammack and David Kroupa — on three misdemeanor charges (each) of simulating the legal process, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The arrests follow a Valentine's Day raid earlier this year by local, state and federal authorities after Republic of Texas members sent summonses to a Kerr County judge and a bank employee who were involved in the foreclosure of a member's home.
The Republic of Texas' president, John Harold Jarnecke, accused nine law enforcement agencies who raided the VFW post in Bryan where they hold meetings of seizing computers, phones, gold, silver and thousands of dollars in cash.
"As if dangerous criminals, many of the Texian people — generally seniors of respected middle-class business, farming, broadcasting, engineering, scientific, health, veterans and faith-based backgrounds — were one-by-one physically searched on their person and in their vehicles, finger printed, detained and then had their personal belongings and property searched and seized," Jarnecke said in a February 17 press release.
Summoning a judge and a bank employee to their court probably wasn't the best idea.
The Express-News reports that bail was set at $2,500 apiece.