Man with ID from ‘Nigritia’ nabbed at courthouse

Published 12:40 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

An Edwards man appearing in city court Friday afternoon was charged with having a fake driver’s license after he showed Judge Nancy Thomas an international driver’s license from a fictitious country, Vicksburg police Capt. Bobby Stewart said.

Selvin Wilkerson, 63, 4719 Newman Road, was arrested in the courtroom. He was released on $2,500 bond, charged with unlawfully production of a driver’s license, Stewart said.

He said Wilkerson was in court for not having a driver’s license, and produced a international license from the country of Nigritia. The judge became suspicious and called police, who checked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials, who said the Nigritia didn’t exist.

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