Government investigators have charged an Arizona man blamed for compelling off the street a National Guard escort shipping COVID-19 immunizations in West Texas, at that point holding 11 gatekeeper individuals at gunpoint.
Larry Lee Harris, 66, of Willcox, Arizona, has been accused of attacking a government official with a destructive weapon, administrative investigators declared in an articulation Friday. He previously dealt with state indictments of exasperated attack, unlawful restriction, mimicking a local official, unlawfully conveying a weapon, and meddling with military powers.
Conviction on the government energize is deserving of to 20 years in jail.
The occurrence happened Monday in Idalou, Texas, around 12 miles (19 kilometers) upper east of Lubbock.
Police say Harris followed the three National Guard vans from a corner store and attempted on numerous occasions to run them off the street prior to transforming his vehicle into approaching traffic to obstruct their advancement. He pointed a weapon at a fighter, recognized himself as an analyst and requested to look through the vehicles.
He told officials that he halted the vans since he accepted individuals inside them had abducted a lady and youngster, specialists said. Police say Harris had three stacked firearms.