The self-styled ambassador from the Conch Republic who was convicted of federal charges and is awaiting trial on state charges said in a letter to The Commercial that he is working on the development of a new personal protection device and will open a shipping and receiving department for the company this summer in Pine Bluff.

The self-styled ambassador from the Conch Republic who was convicted of federal charges and is awaiting trial on state charges said in a letter to The Commercial that he is working on the development of a new personal protection device and will open a shipping and receiving department for the company this summer in Pine Bluff.


The Nimrod Sterling, who legally changed his name from Nimrod Sanders, said the product, called "The Red" is "two times stronger than police tazers 10 times stronger than most stun guns."


"Yet it’s perfectly legal for felons to possess," he said in the letter.


Sterling said the design for the new product was completed two weeks before he was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Sept. 10, 2015, and he completed the website for the product while in federal prison in Texas.


Sterling was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for impersonating a diplomat to receive immunity from traffic tickets after being stopped by an Arkansas state trooper, and of being a felon in possession of a firearm after a shotgun was found at his home on Olive Street when federal officials served a search warrant.


He is currently in the W.C. "Dub" Brassell Adult Detention Center awaiting trial on two counts of aggravated assault stemming from an incident in 2014 when he allegedly pointed a gun at two teenagers leaving Pine Bluff High School. That trial is tentatively scheduled in March.


In previous letters, Sterling has said the two teenagers committed perjury. In his latest communication, he said he has "ordered" the U.S. attorney general and Arkansas attorney general to arrest the two teenagers, Pine Bluff Police Detective Chris Wieland, U. S. Attorney Chris Thyer, Deputy U.S. Attorneys Linda Lipe and Ali Ahmad and ATF Agent Shannon McKittrick-Cruse for subornation of perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice.


He also asked for the arrest of Prosecutor S. Kyle Hunter, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Juneau and Deputy Prosecutors Bryan Achorn and Jill Reed, also for subornation of perjury and conspiracy to commit, which Sterling said was based on many factors, including the two teenagers committing perjury in federal court.


"This fact in itself is the reason I’ve now comprised an order commanding their arrest, because in the end, if someone doesn’t stand up, we’ll eventually all fall down … and Pine Bluff, don’t take my word for it."


Regarding his new company, Sterling said it is "simply one of many business plans I’ve created just to ensure Pine Bluff’s economic growth and opportunity; and I truly detest having to cease my business plans while awaiting early release (Presidential pardon) just to compel justice by ordering the arrest of our federal and Jefferson County prosecutors."