Two people from a religious organization that believes in the sovereign citizen movement have been arrested for breaking into and squatting the home of NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
According to WBTV, the couple broke into the Mooresville, North Carolina mansion and hunkered down inside. The house is currently listed for sale for $15,995,000.
Darius Trrone Hall, 29, was charged with breaking and entering, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, carrying a concealed weapon and second degree trespassing. Nataijah Shaieena Fields, 37, has been charged with breaking and entering, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and second degree trespassing.
Hall and Fields are members of the Moorish Nation, a religious sect founded in the 1920s with beliefs tied to Islam. Some members have practiced hostile possession of property in accordance with the sovereign citizen movement, meaning they believe they have immunity from U.S. federal, state, and local laws. Members of the religion have made similar burglaries and squatting attempts for years.
.@StenhouseJrThe $16 million North Carolina property is for sale, the so-called “Finncastle” includes:
– 5 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms
– 140 acres
– swimming pool, spa
– putting green
– complete gym
– 8 car garage
– 18 horse boxes
– covered carousel with sound system
– movie theater
– game room pic.twitter.com/dVtDTRw9VP
— Sportico (@Sportico) July 19, 2022
The “equestrian estate” in question includes a 9,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath residence as well as a swimming pool, cabana, putting green, stables, fitness center and theater room. Some of these amenities might have played a part in why they decided to squat here.[WBTV]