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'$3M house squatter' found guilty of assault on officers

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Tabitha Gentry squatted in a $3 mansion last year, but Wednesday's court date did not address the charges of trespass, burglary, and theft over $60,000. Tabitha Gentry squatted in a $3 mansion last year, but Wednesday's court date did not address the charges of trespass, burglary, and theft over $60,000.
The home on Shady Grove Road is worth $3 million. The home on Shady Grove Road is worth $3 million.
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC) - A jury found a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen guilty of assaulting police officers.

Tabitha Gentry squatted in a $3 million house last year, but Wednesday's court date did not address the charges of trespass, burglary, and theft over $60,000.

Before holing up with her family in a high-end neighborhood's foreclosed home, she was arrested after a traffic stop. In late 2012, police pulled Gentry over for driving without lights on.

Her driver's license was expired, so she flashed them her sovereign citizen ID card. Instead of exiting the vehicle as police requested, Gentry locked the doors, shifted into gear, and hit one of the officers with the side of her vehicle. The other officer jumped out of the way.

Police arrested her after a short chase. She then claimed to be a member of the Moorish National Republic during her arrest.

Gentry had another outburst in court on Wednesday when the verdict was read; she does not recognize the American government or its court system.

She faces three to six years in prison on each assault count and one to two years for evading arrest.

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