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Fort Gordon Suspect Charged

Updated: 4 years ago.
Federal prosecutors are charging Anthony Todd Saxon with impersonating an army official and stealing military equipment from Fort Gordon near Augusta. (image courtesy Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

Federal prosecutors have charged a former National Guardsman with impersonating an Army master sergeant and stealing military equipment from Fort Gordon near Augusta.

Military police this week arrested 34-year-old Georgia resident Anthony Todd Saxon after getting a tip of a suspicious man dressed in full combat uniform on the base Tuesday.

Officials say Saxon was able to convince an army official to give him a laser sight used for military rifles. A search of his vehicle and backpack turned up the sight, a land mine and several non-lethal flash bang grenades used to subdue victims by emitting a blinding light.

Saxon did not enter a plea at a preliminary hearing in federal court. His lawyers requested more time to review the case.

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