Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thomas Deegan arrested for plotting to overthrow state government

Thanks TM for the heads up!

This is the individual who claimed he had authority to take over the West Virginia Corporation Government which would cause a chain reaction for each state to take back their sovereignty.  He claimed if successful would lead to the return of the Republic and the original Constitution of the United States.   You can listen to his conference call that urged citizens to join him at ...

Republic Call To Action 

His website is .....


Wood County man charged with plotting to overthrow state government

By in News | September 24, 2015 at 10:41AM 

There was additional security at the state capitol Thursday--the day Deegan's alleged overthrow of state government was to take place.
Photo courtesy WSAZ-TV

There was additional security at the state capitol Thursday–the day Deegan’s alleged overthrow of state government was to take place.
WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. — A Wood County man is behind bars on a state charge of threatening to commit a terrorist act for allegedly plotting to overthrow West Virginia’s state government by targeting the State Capitol, State Police headquarters, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia National Guard facilities in Kanawha County.

Thomas Deegan, 39
According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Thomas David Deegan, 39, of Mineral Wells, a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen, lead several conference calls earlier this month focused on a plot to remove “multiple West Virginia government leaders from their office in Charleston.”

MORE Read detailed criminal complaint here

Those identified included Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and state Adjutant General James Hoyer, sources told MetroNews.

Plans called for members of the sovereign citizen movement, made up of people with anti-government views, to take over West Virginia’s government on Sept. 24 and use it as a foothold for the sovereign movement to “take back the United States,” according to the complaint.

“State officials became aware of information being circulated on social media and in response took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of state government officials, the National Guard, law enforcement officers and visitors to the State Capitol and other facilities,” said Lawrence Messina, communications director for the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

With Deegan’s alleged plot, any officeholders overthrown in West Virginia would be charged with crimes including treason. At one point, Deegan allegedly claimed the punishment for such crimes would be death.

Investigators said Deegan had advised those wanting to participate to learn the layout of the target sites and promised reimbursements once the sovereign movement had “secured West Virginia” using gunfire, if necessary.

Deegan allegedly told others, “If you see the police coming and pulling up in a vehicle, I suggest you shoot them.”

Following his Wednesday arrest by State Police in Wood County, Deegan was being held Thursday in the North Central Regional Jail on $300,000 cash only bond.