11:56am

Tue October 25, 2011
Huff Says He Had No Violent Intent

Conviction in Plot to Take Over Tennessee Courthouse

(AP) A Tennessee jury has convicted a Georgia man on federal firearms charge. Authorities say he was participating in a plot to take over teh Monroe County courthouse.

This morning in Knoxville, a jury convicted Darren Wesley Huff  of carrying a firearm with the intent to use it in a civil disorder this morning. They found him not guilty of using a firearm in relation to a second, more serious felony.

Huff was arrested in 2010 after telling officers he brought his firearms from Dallas, Ga., into Tennessee to support efforts to arrest Monroe County officials who refused to indict President Obama.

Huff, who once belonged to the 'birther' movement that disputes Obama's U.S. citizenship, told jurors he never said he planned to take over the courthouse.