posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:17 PM
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference at 8 p.m. to say Jones was arrested on a charge of unlawful conveyance of fuel and for
openly carrying a firearm. Sapp was cited because the barbeque grill being towed behind the truck did not have working lights or a license plate.
Wish they could keep him in there.
On such nonsense charges.....felony charges
? So you don't like him; neither do I, but I don't want to see a fellow citizen held on such
trumped up nonsense. They wanted to get him, they found a way. He wasn't breaking any laws (save legislated code that makes transporting books
soaked in kerosene and a BBQ trailer...like we haven't done the later).
His open carry charge is suspicious. I only say that because I do not know if he has a permit otherwise. According to Florida law, open carry is
permitted if you have a permit to concealed carry.
Except as otherwise provided by law and in subsection (2), it is unlawful for any person to openly carry on or about his or her person any firearm
or electric weapon or device. It is not a violation of this section for a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm as provided in s. 790.06(1),
and who is lawfully carrying a firearm in a concealed manner, to briefly and openly display the firearm to the ordinary sight of another person,
unless the firearm is intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense.
(2) A person may openly carry, for purposes of lawful self-defense:
(a) A self-defense chemical spray.
(b) A nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes.
(3) Any person violating this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
That is a misdemeanor.
As for the "unlawful conveyance of fuel" charge....
316.80 Unlawful conveyance of fuel; obtaining fuel fraudulently.—
(1) It is unlawful for any person to maintain, or possess any conveyance or vehicle that is equipped with, fuel tanks, bladders, drums, or other
containers that do not conform to 49 C.F.R. or have not been approved by the United States Department of Transportation for the purpose of hauling,
transporting, or conveying motor or diesel fuel over any public highway. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection commits a felony of
the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, and, in addition, is subject to the revocation of driver license
privileges as provided in s. 322.26.
Yes it is a felony charge, but I am looking at that and trying to see how they are applying it to books allegedly soaked in kerosene. Nothing was in
containers; drums, bladders, fuel tanks or even 'other containers'.....
This is a stretch and smacks of the State exercising their authority beyond what they should. They wanted to get this guy because they don't like
him; nothing more, nothing less.