The below embedded Detention Order was issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Gainesville Division on November 21, 2011.
The 28 page filing contains relatively limited, and by no means exhaustive, background or history and characteristics data regarding Frederick W. Thomas, Emory Dan Roberts, Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams. However, it is a notably interesting read and I recommend that you read each every word on all 28 pages.
We learn that after Thomas was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1989 he was employed in a number of jobs with military contractors which required “top secret clearance”. We also learn that the USA alleges that a search of his residence following his arrest revealed that Mr. Thomas had acquired 52 weapons, including assault rifles, pistols with extended magazines and shot guns, among other firearms, as well as 30,000 rounds of ammunition, some of which was subsonic, meaning that it makes little noise when fired. We learn that if convicted in federal court he, Thomas, faces an enhanced sentence because his offenses involve domestic terrorism.
We learn that Roberts is a Vietnam veteran. During his service in Vietnam he received wounds that left him with hearing loss and residual pain in his arms, legs and feet. We learn that if convicted in federal court he, Roberts, faces an enhanced sentence because his offenses involve domestic terrorism.
We learn that Crump worked as an electrical contractor for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for ‘some period of time’. Crump also has a criminal history which includes burglary and liquor manufacturing convictions from more than 35 years ago. We also learn that the USA believes and contents that Crump’s work (as an electrical contractor) at the CDC may have given him access to information useful to the production of, and safe handling of, biological weapons. We learn that if convicted in federal court he, Crump, faces a life sentence in prison.
We learn that Adams lives alone on 17 acres of land. He has a 22- year old daughter who is about to graduate from college and plans to enter the criminal justice field. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a biological technician for plant science from 1981 to 2006, when he retired after neck surgery. We also learn that the USA believes and contents that Adam’s past work for the US Department of Agriculture may have provided him with know-how and access to useful information to the production of, and safe handling of, biological weapons. We learn that if convicted in federal court he, Adams, faces a life sentence in prison.
Lastly we learn that all of four of the defendants suffer from a plethora of physical health problems.
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