Sovereign citizen leader arrested in Polk County

Pasco County deputies have arrested a suspect who identifies himself as a leader of a sovereign citizen group.

Ronnie Davis, 48, was arrested on a Polk County warrant on charges of armed kidnapping and armed false imprisonment. 

Deputies spotted his vehicle and he was stopped in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station on the southeast corner of State Road 54 and Livingston Road.

Davis is a leader of a sovereign Ccitizen group from Polk County called "The Bears Law and Forensics Team." Sovereign citizen groups claim not to be subject to U.S. laws.

All of the members of the group were at the scene wearing the same black T-shirt with the group's name on it. The group began quoting sections of U.S. Code Title 18, which is commonly used by members of sovereign citizen groups.

Once Davis was taken from the scene, however the members of the group departed without further incident.

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