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Sun Apr 21, 2019, 05:00 PM

20. Member of armed militia who detained migrants faced similar charges in 2006

Source: Associated Press

Member of armed militia who detained migrants faced similar charges in 2006

Associated Press in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sun 21 Apr 2019 20.24 BST Last modified on Sun 21 Apr 2019 21.16 BST

A member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the US-Mexico border who was arrested on Saturday reportedly faced similar charges in Oregon 13 years ago.

In Sunland Park, Texas on Saturday, FBI agents and local police arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms.

In Klamath county, Oregon in 2006, Hopkins was accused of impersonating a police officer and claimed to be a fugitive bounty hunter, the Santa Few New Mexican reported. In his guilty plea, Hopkins acknowledged he had given “the impression to others that I was a peace officer” while unlawfully carrying a firearm as a convicted felon.

Hopkins’ latest arrest came after federal authorities warned private groups to avoid policing the border.


In the 2006 incident in Oregon, a sheriff’s office report said Hopkins was found at a gas station in Keno showing firearms to youth and telling them he was a police officer. Hopkins displayed a badge that said “special agent” and had numerous medals pinned to his shirt, according to the report obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/21/member-armed-militia-detained-migrants-similar-charges-2006

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