By Rob Morse
By day he is a long-haul truck driver and driving instructor. He was arrested in Nebraska on suspect charges.
“The student driver had stopped at a station to refuel. As the student pulled away from the pump, another driver apparently felt that the student was too close to his rig. Although there was no collision, the irate driver of the other truck rushed over to the driver’s side of Paul’s rig and aggressively approached the student.The student told the other driver to back off. Paul also demanded that the driver back off.
After some back and forth, the other driver finally went back to his vehicle and the student drove off. Unfortunately the other driver decided to call the police and accused Paul of threatening him with a gun. The student swears that he never saw a gun at any time during the confrontation, but the police stopped them and Paul was arrested.
Paul is being accused of making “terroristic” threats. Many of you are aware that is one of the latest ploys used by ambitious prosecutors all over the nation. In addition, they included “Possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony”. Of course the “felony” is the trumped up charge of making terroristic threats. I find that to be a self-referencing, catch 22 type of charge.
Paul’s student was driving the truck out of a truck stop while Paul was back in the sleeper section. Another trucker yelled that Paul’s student drove too close to the trucker’s rig. The trucker said Paul threatened him with a gun. Paul and his student say Paul never touched his firearm. Paul is now back on the road earning a living but the legal expenses will run to tens of thousands of dollars.”
Paul’s resources are modest and he really needs the help of the 2A and human rights community. You can help Paul by making a donation in any amount. Can you donate the cost of a box of ammunition?
Paul spoke with his lawyer last Friday. He needs another $5,000 before the lawyer will take the case.
The lawyer is optimistic, but they need more than that amount of money to mount a good defense. The goal is $15 thousand. We've opened a GoGetFunding site.