Skip to comments.1st Polluter shot by EPA officers in organization's history
Posted on 07/06/2009 9:26:34 AM PDT by Elle Bee
EPA fugitive who shot at officers expected to change plea
A Utah fugitive critically injured March 10 during a shoot-out with law enforcement officers in a Marathon trailer park is expected to avoid a trial by pleading guilty today.
Larkin Baggett, 54, formerly of Salt Lake City, was shot in the neck and buttocks after he allegedly pointed an assault rifle at a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy and three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agents.
Baggett was the first man shot by EPA officers in that organization's history.
A change of plea hearing is scheduled today in the courtroom of U.S. Judge Michael Moore at the federal courthouse in Key West.
"Such a hearing usually indicates that a defendant has expressed to the court an intent to plead guilty," said Alicia Valle, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. "However, a defendant can always change his or her mind and proceed to trial."
Valle declined to discuss whether a plea agreement was negotiated with Baggett.
Baggett faces three charges of assault on a federal officer, assault on a person assisting a federal officer and illegal possession of firearms by a felon.
Prosecutors are moving to permanently keep the weapons seized from Baggett's trailer, which included two AR-15 assault rifles, a .308-caliber assault rifle and a pistol that shoots .223 cartridges. It's unclear whether prosecutors also want to seize his property, boat and vehicle.
Baggett was wanted on an EPA warrant for not appearing in court in 2008 on charges of illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste in Salt Lake City, and illegally discharging acidic chemical waste into the sewer system.
He was shot by them at least twice - in his home --- for polluting
This man sustained a life altering injury, while assaulted in his home, because he ALLEGEDLY pointed a rifle at the EPA Thugs who surrounded his house before even knocking
I don't believe either is an "assault" rifle unless he has some fully automatic version and that is somewhat doubtful or they would have charged him
This guy ran a truck wash in Colorado and some tree hugger objected to what washed down the sewer ...
The EPA should be proud
I wonder how he thinks that Hope-ie Change-ie thingy is working out for him??
Meanwhile the school superintendent and his wife have stolen at least $500K from the school and the mentaly handcapped and they are out without bail
He was wielding a flamethrower.
All the laws in the world wouldn’t have kept that guy from getting a firearm.
He’s only the first. There will be more! Do you know why he has a felony conviction?
Geez.. Gov’t run amuck written all over this story...I wonder if they will be comming after me for wasting electricity because I refuse stupid Curly Q (Mercury filled)light bulbs.....Or the “Crime” of using Plastic Bags....
With Obama and his lefty power grabbing friends in charge it’s scary that these things at least seem possible. We shouldn’t be afraid of our Gov’t it should be afraid of us.....
As Rush would say things are 180 degrees out of phase...
WHY are EPA “agents” even allowed to be NEAR guns?
It says he “illegally discharged illegal acidic waste into the sewer system”. Fed-speak for pouring out old vinegar?
Law enforcement at its finest.
Why is there an EPA?
MY GOD! Now the EPA cops are killing people.
Hold on, I gotta tell my wife something...”hey honey, tell your brother to bring his pickup over so we can move and hide the 3 gallon commode.”
Sorry about that, gotta start getting rid of EPA evidence around here or they will be breaking down our front door looking for chemicals under our cabinet and unauthorized commodes.
They ran him out of business, he ran to the Keys and the EPA "manhunt" was on
To protect us from truck washes?
His business name was "Chemical Consultants." Sound like a little more than a simple truck wash.
For the same reason they don't want you near them
To quote cousin Eddie in Christmass Vacation:
Behind every law stands and armed policeman with real bullets in the gun on his hip. If a person resists he risks imprisonment. If he resists with enough force the police will **kill** him.
This is what laws are. This is why we should be very careful about enacting them.
In EPA speak that's a shootout
Kind of like .... Swamp = Rainforest
I bet most people didnt realize that the EPA had become militarized under KKKlinton.
IRS agents (some) are armed. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
and would it matter what kind of gun somone pointed at you?
and what do you mean by "surrounded his house before even knocking"? that doesn't make any sense. you are simply using inflammatory language.