Walter Fitzpatrick Released from the Monroe County Jail


by Sharon Rondeau

Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer on October 27, 2010

(Jan. 1, 2011) — Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, who was arrested on October 27, 2010 by four Monroe County sheriff’s deputies, was released two days ago on December 30, 2010.

On Thursday evening, Mr. Fitzpatrick reported that his appeal has been filed with the appropriate courts and authorities, despite the fact that the Madisonville courthouse closed at 1:00 p.m. that day due to the New Year’s observance on Friday, December 31.  There had been a 30-day period in which to file following his December 1 trial, which dismissed four felony charges but found him guilty of two misdemeanors.

Fitzpatrick was released at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Thursday on $400 bond.  He is scheduled to return to court on January 18 for the two charges stemming from the October 27 arrest.

He has reported a dramatic weight loss, stating, “I’m 6’1″ and haven’t been under 200 pounds in a very long time,  since high school, or maybe even grammar school.”  Fitzpatrick is 58.

He stated that he has been experiencing unexplained dizziness and plans to schedule a full physical examination in the near future.  He reported that the numbness in his hands which began shortly following his arrest persists.  Today he  has been resting comfortably at home and said that he is looking forward to the reconnection of his internet service  early next week so that he can catch up on the news.

Fitzpatrick also reported that the side door to his home which was broken by the sheriff’s deputies has been repaired.

Prior to Thursday, no one at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department would confirm Fitzpatrick’s release date, which had originally been given as December 25 by one of the local papers, the Advocate & Democrat.

While in jail, Fitzpatrick described an assault by another prisoner against whom he has pressed charges as well as very poor physical conditions which The Post & Email reported to the Tennessee Corrections Institute.  Contributions to the Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III Legal Defense Fund paid for Fitzpatrick’s reports from the jail.

32 Responses to "Walter Fitzpatrick Released from the Monroe County Jail"

  1. Deputy Dan   Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    By freeing Adm Fitzpatrick, is a defacto statutory admission by Monroe County that he is innocent and they are guilty. He is now free and clear with standing to sue for damages. Millions of dollars have been won in court cases for much less offence than this! Patriots take note, stand up for what is right and do not waiver, and God will reward you on Earth as it is in Heaven. Thank you Sir, and thank you Sharon for your diligent reporting, I have learned so much just from reading P & E. God bless you both.

  2. Steph F.   Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Sharon, thank you for your diligent reporting, keeping us informed while Walt was in jail. Walt, it was so good to hear your voice the other night. You never cease to amaze as you maintain composure and a positive attitude. God bless you and all who are fighting for freedom in America.

  3. Zeb Blanchard   Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    From what I can understand from a synopsis of the comments here and a couple trips to Madisonville, Walt is out on $4K bond for charges resulting in his arrest in October. That trial date has not been set but could be at the GJ meeting on the 5th.
    He did file the appeal (with a two hour deadline) for the December trial where he was found guilty on misdemeanor charges.
    I have not seen nor heard of anything about a civil lawsuit.
    Walt is methodical and persistent. He first must have a viable and legal GJ to deal with before he can pick up where he left off and I assume he will.
    So it is one foot ahead of the other to get the judiciary in Monroe County up to legal
    standards and then back to the real business, I think.
    I do not see that our job of helping Walt in this effort has diminished since he got out of jail. I think we need to follow his lead with legislator and federal agencies contacts. Civil servant noses to the grindstone! And I am sure we will see some directions for action right here in the very near future.

  4. lana   Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    That is a relief! So now Mr Fitzpatrick is free and clear? I hope they apologied to him for causing so much troulbe. Will Mr Fitzpatrick be sueing Tennesee for false in prisonment? And what about his case with the grand jury? Will he redo it?

  5. Paula   Monday, January 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Thank you Mr. Fitzpatrick for standing for the truth and against tyrannical, lawless gov’t. Fraudulent activity must always be brought to light. Thank you, Mrs. Rondeau, for your fearless battles you’ve been waging against the rampant corruption. All I can do is express gratitude and give encouragement right now. I’m thankful.

  6. ch   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Walt is amazing.

  7. Trac   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Wishing you a much needed rest and breathing space. Would love to be within driving distance, you know, just to bring over a casserole and some homemade cookies. Saying a prayer the doctors do not find any permanent injuries that are causing the numbness and dizziness, but that it will soon be a thing of the past.

  8. m02   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Have been wondering what Walt’s status was, glad to hear he is finally home.

    Don’t forget Darren’s hearing to revoke his bond on the 4th, I believe; or Walt’s upcoming hearing on charges stemming from his fraudulent arrest.

  9. jtx   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    At least He’s out of that hellhole for the time being!! As Tony the Tiger would say … “that’s GRRRRRREAT!!”

  10. HighlanderJuan   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Now to launch the counter attack in the form of a Title 42 lawsuit. Actually, a lawsuit like this would test whether or not we still have a lawfully functioning legal system, and on that point, I have my doubts.

    Years ago I had the opportunity to go to the Soviet Union, and I decided not to go, simply because I had no interest in learning about, or being exposed to communism. With some hindsight, all I had to do was wait.

  11. Brenna   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Yeah!! I couldn’t access this article last night for some reason. I kept getting the ‘Error! Page Not Found’ message!

    Welcome home, Walter!

  12. David F LaRocque   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Welcome back Walt!

    Your courage and steadfastness in your devotion to the Constitution have been an inspiration to all of us. You have suffered many injustices but you have also contributed mightily to the exposure of the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.

    You and LTC Terrence Lakin are two of the greatest heroes of our generation.

    You now have many new friends across the country who join with you in the fight to bring this constitutional crisis over an ineligible president to a successful conclusion.

  13. Papoose   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Thank you Walt! Welcome Home!

    Thank you Post & Email, Mrs. Rondeau, et al, for your courage and vigilance in reporting these truths.

    ~ A page in the 21st Century American Diary…

  14. Angry Independent   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    I’m glad to hear he’s out of jail… God Bless him and his family for his sacrifice. My question is; “Where were the ‘Oath Keepers’ who’ve vowed to uphold the Constitution and not to jail anyone arbitrarily”?

  15. Tonya Franklin   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Our page on fb is working very hard. Please join us to help get the word out and call others to action. We hosted an all night vigil for Terry Lakin on Christmas and New Year’s. I have all the messages for LTC Lakin and working on delivering them to him in person and holding a vigil outside the prison in Kansas. Millions to protest Barry’s eligibility is the name of our page. We have calls to action everyday, meaningful ways to get involved and help.

  16. Leo Patrick Haffey   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9:26 AM


    All potential visitors to Tennessee should know that it is one of the most dangerous places in America to visit. Where else does the Governor sic a 200+ SWAT Assault Force on 20 peaceful protesters.

  17. Zeb Blanchard   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    There is no date scheduled for Walt’s next trial. The December GJ did not bring in charges for a trial at that time. However their meeting on the 5th of January could, although it is not likely. But the court schedule still has criminal court scheduled for the 18th. This may be another attempt by the Monroe county judiciary “corruption system” to fly a trial under the radar. Walt is aware of all these dates and the high potential for being bagged by improper service again.

  18. Zeb Blanchard   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Walt has been “set upon”, literally and so has Darren. Intimidation attempts have been made by the FBI against most of the veterans who have been supporting them. And all of that just provides more incentive to stay the course and see the initiative through to a successful conclusion.
    Walt is not deterred. He has come out of the jail with more resolve than when he went in. We all should support Walt’s efforts and keep up the fight.

  19. Leo Patrick Haffey   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Walt courageously stood his ground and refused to plead guilty. He refused to give the Tyrants what they wanted which was to have him say that he was wrong for seeking justice in the case of We the People vs. Barrack Hussein Obama. For that Walt should be admired and praised.

    Walt continues to fight against the Tyranny in Tennessee Government. Walt’s 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment rights were grossly violated. By refusing to surrender to the pressure to plead guilty, Walt has preserved his right to appeal the flagrantly unjust guilty verdicts. For that all True Patriot should honor Walt because by courageously standing up for his Constitutional Rights, Walt stood up for the rights of all Americans.

    A True Patriot would recognize that Walt is a Hero.

  20. Zeb Blanchard   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Rest assured that oath takers have been involved with Darren and Walt from the beginning and will stand with them to the end. However their efforts and initiatives are not part of the mission of the Legion or the VFW, or Oath

  21. Peri McMillan   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    I am so glad LCDR Fitzpatrick is finally out. Under the circumstances, I’ve been wondering if possibly things were added to his food while in jail. I certainly would not be surprised. I hope he will be okay and I salute him for having the courage to stand up for what’s right. Now if we only had a lot more like him and Terry Lakin.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Let us all be like Walt and Terry Lakin. It is up to us.

  22. Leo Patrick Haffey   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Thank God!

    I am so glad you posted this. I was concerned when I did not hear that Walt had been released on 12-30-10 as scheduled.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I of course wanted to speak with Walt first to obtain a first-hand account of how he was feeling.

  23. A pen   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Now that the world knows what will happen when you try to hold government accountable even at the lowest levels is it wise to attempt to do so through the system at all? Just becoming known to the PTB allows them ample opportunity to set upon you in a number of ways as the tentacles they have flow out into the community through families and associates alike.

    What progress is there on Jim Miller’s murder?

  24. USPatriot   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    Sharon, thanks for all you have been doing. We should be mounting an all out offensive on this court sham and the murder cover-up. I am so glad Walt is out. I hope he have metal tox screen run. Just a thought. No one should be subjected to those conditions, not even the guilty. I hope Rolling Thunder comes back with him for the hearing on 1-18. It is an impressive group!

  25. Navy Pilot   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    We all still need to be on this. It ain’t over. The new Gov is sworn in on Jan 15. We all need to contact his office and let him know we want action. Also you can contact the Tourist people. Hit ’em where it hurts. God bless Walt and Sharon. Thanks also to Darren – you haven’t been forgotten.

  26. Francis Bernard   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    Once the Cmdr is rested, I bet he goes after these criminals like an annoying wife.

  27. Robert   Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 3:48 AM


  28. One Pissed off Vietnam Veteran   Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    I’m glad he’s out but the GESTAPO is still at large. I’ve written the Gov. and the Attorney General about this sorry excuse for county law enforcement and am waiting to see what will be done to put these a**** in their place. I’m really disappointed that Oath Keepers weren’t on this from the get-go.
    Nevertheless, all I can say is that there are a hell of a lot more of us than them and if, and it will, a push comes to a shove, well, you get the picture. Like the man said, no threat, just clarification.
    One Very Pissed-off Vietnam Vet

  29. Ladysforest   Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    I’m so glad to hear that he is released. I hope his health improves rapidly. No doubt the food and stress contributed much to his condition.

  30. Alicia Fitzpatrick   Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    That two hour window was all he needed. Praise God and pass the ammunition!

  31. Fenton Borden   Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Didn’t the contributions to the Post and Email pay for the door repairs? The money that was solicited for LCDR Fitzpatrick’s legal expenses?

    Is LCDR Fitzpatrick going to hire a lawyer for the appeal? And will he challenge the next illegal grand jury that tries to indict him?

    Also, he hasn’t forgotten his main mission, has he? To try to get the Monroe County grand jury to indict Barack HUSSEIN Obama for TREASON.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Yes, The Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III Legal Defense Fund paid $200 for the door repair, but we were never provided any proof that it was done.

  32. Darren   Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    I’m very relieved to hear it. My prayers continue to be with him – and you Sharon. God bless.

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