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CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES UNIT DETECTIVES HAVE ISSUED A WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF A SECOND MAN INVOLVED IN THE JUSTICE CENTER HAZMAT EVACUATION INCIDENT IN PUNTA GORDA ON THURSDAY.  THEY ARE LOOKING FOR 60 YEAR OLD ROBERT CHAPMAN, WHO HAS BEEN STAYING WITH 67 YEAR OLD JOHN EMERY III AND HIS WIFE.  HE’S ALSO KNOWN AS GENERAL CHAPMAN AND IDENTIFIES HIMSELF AS A SOVEREIGN CITIZEN.  EMERY WAS ARRESTED AFTER DELIVERING A LETTER TO JUDGE PAUL ALESSANDRONI IN HIS COURTROOM JUST BEFORE 9:30AM THURSDAY KNOWING IT CONTAINED A SUSPECTED BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL AGENT.  THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT CHAPMAN TOLD EMERY HE RECEIVED THE ENVELOPE IN THE MAIL WEDNESDAY AND ASKED EMERY TO TRANSPORT IT IN A SEALED ENVELOPE TO THE JUSTICE CENTER AND HAND DELIVER IT TO JUDGE ALESSANDRONI.  EMERY REMAINS IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND ON A CHARGE OF MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, DELIVERY, ATTEMPTED OR THREATENED USE OF A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AND AUTHORITIES ASK IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF ROBERT CHAPMAN, THEY CAN CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 639-2101, OR CRIME STOPPERS TOLL FREE AT 800-780-TIPS.