Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The two men sought firearms, silencers and explosives as they planned to assassinate federal officials.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Two North Georgia militiamen were sentenced to five years in federal prison on charges of conspiring to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer. Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, and Dan Roberts, 68, of Toccoa, were sentenced today, Aug. 22, by U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story to the prison terms, to be followed by three years supervised release. They were found guilty of the charges on April 10. U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said: “These defendants didn’t just talk about killing government officials and law enforcement officers, they purchased equipment, including a silencer and what they thought were explosive devices, to carry out their plans. Now they will spend five years in prison.” Yates and information …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The U.S. Attorney announced a two-year investigation by the FBI and local police resulted in arrests of men with ties to the Outlaw Motorcycle Club in Georgia.
An Alpharetta man is one of 23 defendants, most with ties to the Outlaw Motorcycle Club in Georgia and its affiliated clubs, who have been charged with federal drug and gun offenses arising from a undercover investigation conducted by the FBI. Local law enforcement officers – including the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office – cooperated with FBI agents in the investigation arrested 21 of these defendants today, Aug. 16. They executed seven search warrants at the Outlaw Motorcycle Club clubhouse on Cascade Road in Southwest Georgia, the Hoodlums Motorcycle Club headquarters on South Waterworks Road in Buford and the residences of several defendants. Six indictments charging 20 defendants and one criminal complaint charging three defendants …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
At approximately 1:25 p.m. on July 15 an Alpharetta police officer responded to a traffic crash on GA 400 near Webb Bridge Road involving two vehicles, one of which had rolled and ejected the driver. The rolled vehicle was extensively damage and three occupants–including a 6-year-old child–were being treated my EMS nearby. During the investigation, an officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol in the area and saw many beer cans and beer bottles within the debris on the ground. A witness to the crash had stated that they had observed the female adult passenger remove a plastic bag from the vehicle and hide it in the engine compartment. A dog alerted to the odor of illegal drugs and a check of the area revealed marijuana near the engine. The …