An armed man was arrested at the East Cherokee Drive branch of the Sequoyah Regional Library on Tuesday afternoon when staff triggered a silent alarm.
According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker:
Library staff triggered the alarm when they became unnerved by the behavior of a man walking around the library talking about government corruption. The man was described as wearing military style pants, wearing a backpack and flashing a firearms concealed carry permit.
When deputies arrived, they encountered 38-year-old Christian Holm of Canton, who they recognized from previous encounters. Deputies asked Holm to leave the library, but he refused and was arrested.
“Deputies located a large folding knife, a recording device and a large can of pepper spray in Holm’s possession,” Baker said. He was charged with criminal trespass.
Holm is currently at the Cherokee County jail.
“Currently Holm does not have a bond because he is refusing to allow deputies to book him into the detention facility,” Baker said. Holm is claiming he is a “sovereign citizen” and that authorities cannot legally jail him.