Man Who Claims to be Republic of Texas Sheriff Charged with Threatening Lubbock DA - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/12/03

Man Who Claims to be Republic of Texas Sheriff Charged with Threatening Lubbock DA

He reportedly carries a badge and a gun, and identifies himself as the national sheriff of the Republic of Texas. Now, Bob Jeanes is in trouble with the law accused of threatening Lubbock's Criminal District Attorney.

A federal grand jury indicted the 76-year-old this week. Bill Sowder received a letter from Jeanes demanding charges against him be dropped. The letter states if charges were not dropped, Jeanes would kidnap and hurt Sowder.

The charges in question stem from a September arrest at Skillets Restaurant in the 6600 block of I-27. Jeanes was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, resisting arrest and having a false id as a police officer. Now, in addition to those charges, Jeanes is charged with sending threatening mail.

A conviction could get him up to 30-years in prison.

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