Mountain Man Arrested In Courtroom, Gets the Last Word Again


Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Mountain natural living man, Ernie Wayne Tertelgte, of Manhattan, Montana made a lasting impression on the Internet with his stalwart defense of sovereignty in an epic courtroom appearance we wrote about here.

In this November 22nd courtroom appearance he’s acting as his own defender again and is back to schooling the room on the Constitution. Please see more below for the background.

Tertelgte was found guilty by a jury on two charges that stem from fishing without a license; mainly, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest. Before a jury was selected, Ernie objects from the beginning when the charges are read and continues until he is removed from the room in handcuffs and made to watch the rest of the hearing in another room, still cuffed.

He again emphasizes that he is the natural living man. Why? The Ernie Wayne Tertelgte referred to in the charges appears in all capital letters, which many researchers suggest, refers to a corporate entity, not the actual person.

He points to the American legal system’s ties to the British Crown when he asks:

Why, please, give me an honorable answer, is a British recognized esquire asking questions in an American courtroom?

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Why is title of nobility applied behind this gentleman’s name that is recognized as being banned from our country in the 1789 Constitution? Is nobody going to stand for our Constitution?

When the bailiffs finally come by to handcuff him, they tell him to stand up. He remains seated so as not to give them recognition and forces them to lift him. He continues to school the courtroom until removed.

The modern day court system is so far removed from its original intent that it is unlikely the majority of people in the room that day understood any of his references. But when in doubt and frustration they simply silence, threaten arrest, leave the courtroom, handcuff him or end the session.

KBZK News provided some background about the original event that triggered the continued hearings:

The charges against him stem from an Aug. 31 incident which a state game warden attempted to cite Tertelgte for fishing without a license at the Three Forks Pond, which is a state-managed area.

In court, FWP warden Adam Pankratz said Tertelgte refused to give him his name when approached. He was fishing with his 11-year-old son that day and the warden told the court he and a Three Forks police officer repeatedly tried to stop the situation from escalating, but Tertelgte refused to comply.

If you watch KBZK’s report, you might get the impression they are painting him as the one who unnecessarily escalated the situation – again, over fishing without a license.

Tertelgte, who did not get a chance to cross examine witnesses, was fined $150.

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Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at and Like at Facebook.

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