A former Army medic has pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in a double slaying to protect what prosecutors say was a militia group operating within the military at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia. Former Pfc. Christopher Jenderseck was allowed to avoid further jail time in the plea deal he agreed to Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.
Prosecutors in southeast Georgia have charged five more men in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart. A federal prosecutor said the men are accused of committing thefts, burglaries and auto break-ins to fund the militia group.
Two Georgia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials are facing a court hearing. The pretrial hearing is set for Tuesday in the case involving Ray Adams and Samuel Crump, who are charged with conspiring and attempting to make a biological toxin called ricin.
Two Georgia men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to get an unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer in what prosecutors describe as a plot to attack government targets. The suspected ringleader of the group, 73-year-old Frederick Thomas, and 67-year-old Dan Roberts entered their pleas Tuesday in federal court in Gainesville, about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta.
A federal judge has denied bond for the four Georgia militia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cole said Wednesday there was too much evidence that the men took "concrete action" to carry out attacks to release them.