Eric Sheppard was arrested about 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of Balfour Court in Tampa. An arrest warrant had been issued for Sheppard since deputies found a gun that belonged to him in a backpack on Valdosta State University’s campus in late April.
Sheppard is known for stomping and walking on an American flag during a protest at Valdosta State in April. He had previously walked and stomped on an American flag on campus in protest.
Watch video here if you can stomach it:
The protest became a national story when video surfaced of veteran Michelle Manhart being detained after she took the flag from Sheppard.
Sheppard is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail until he has an extradition hearing. Sheppard will eventually be transported to Lowndes County for a court hearing.
Today, Mr. Eric Sheppard appeared before a Florida judge and voluntarily waived his right to an extradition hearing. Attorney Mawuli Davis of the Davis Bozeman law firm traveled from Atlanta to Tampa late last night to meet with Mr. Sheppard at the Hillsborough County Jail.
“Eric’s decision not to fight extradition coupled with his peaceful surrender when arrested, confirms Eric is not a threat to the community. Unfortunately, what appears to be lost in the coverage of Eric’s activism as a student is that he is merely a college kid trying to figure out life under some extraordinary stressful circumstances.
Physically he is fine, but mentally he is exhausted from living under the constant fear for his life as a result of the death threats and the bounty placed on his life by self-proclaimed “white supremacist” individuals and organizations. He does not wish anyone any harm and was reacting to the very aggressive and hostile threats of violence against him and the people close to him.
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So lets get this shit straight, This PUSSY talks a tough game, Makes a video about how he is going to fuck up white people and cops, Gets his ass kicked by a female, And then runs like a little BITCH, And then when he is arrested he does not even put up a whimper during the arrest.
This guy really is a major fucking whimpass loudmouth. Too bad the cops did not put this turd out of his misery.