LAKE CITY, Fla. — UPDATE, 5/9/19: Action News Jax has learned that the charges against 23-year-old Dillon Shane Webb have been dropped.
Original story below:
Deputies say a Lake City man was arrested after he refused to remove a sticker from the back of his truck.
A deputy pulled over 23-year-old Dillon Shane Webb Sunday after seeing the sticker on the back window of the brown Chevrolet truck, according to his arrest report.
The deputy told Webb he pulled him over because of what the sheriff's office called a derogatory sticker. Webb reportedly got "very defensive" and stated, "They're just words."
The police report says the deputy asked Webb how a parent would explain the meaning of the crude description of a sexual appetite to a small child, and Webb said it would be up to the parent.
The deputy issued Webb a notice to appear for an obscene material charge, a second-degree misdemeanor.
The deputy then asked him to remove one of the letters from the sticker so the statement would no longer be derogatory.
The report says Webb refused and informed the deputy he would not remove the sticker because of his First Amendment right.
The deputy arrested Webb for resisting an officer without violence, according to the report.
Webb has since bonded out on both charges, according to the Columbia County jail log.
Webb told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he plans to file a wrongful arrest lawsuit against the sheriff's office.
He said he is fighting the charges and will defend his constitutional right to free speech.
"I'm tired of police forces thinking they are above the Constitution, the Bill of Rights," Webb told the AP.
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