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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Arrestee who posed as his brother pleads no contest

  • A man who reportedly identified himself as his brother when he was arrested last year has pleaded no contest to obstruction and weapons charges.
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  • A man who reportedly identified himself as his brother when he was arrested last year has pleaded no contest to obstruction and weapons charges.
    Lee Siggers entered the plea Friday in Leavenworth County District Court.
    He was arrested Sept. 29 after a man matching his description reportedly waived a gun around at a Leavenworth bar. Police stopped Siggers' vehicle. A loaded handgun was found behind his seat, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.
    He was arrested for criminal possession of a firearm. He reportedly told officials at the Leavenworth County Jail that his name was Jemon Brown. He provided a birth date and Social Security number for Brown. And he signed documents as Brown, according to Thompson.
    Siggers even identified himself as Brown to a judge.
    Thompson said the charade lasted at least two weeks.
    Officials at the jail realized Siggers was not Brown after they were contacted by a Missouri parole officer. The parole officer informed jail officials the real Brown was on parole and local authorities most likely had Siggers in custody.
    Jail staff retrieved documents and pictures that detailed the differences between the two men, according to Thompson.
    Siggers was found to have a felony conviction in Missouri.
    Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22. As part of a plea agreement, there will be a recommendation that his prison sentence not exceed 19 months.
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