Don't Know Yet: Wounded Vet arrested for stalking Westboro group
"Ryan Newell is "Army to the bone," friends and family say of the decorated military veteran who joined the service at 17, lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan and now stands accused of stalking members of a controversial Topeka church.
Proud of his service and proud of his country, he never blamed anyone for his injuries and felt guilty, his grandmother said, that he survived when two of his brothers in combat did not.
Prosecutors charged Newell, 26, with five misdemeanors Thursday, including stalking and three counts of criminal use of a firearm in an incident involving the Phelps family of Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church. He also was charged with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer. "
Not sure which side he is on, although they've added a felony conspiracy charge now. We'll see what comes out.
If I ever had my car searched on the way to the range, I wonder how it would look written up in the paper? "Multiple handguns and rifles with high-capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition..."