Ft. Gordon suspect appears at hearing, denied bond

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

June 21, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- An ex-national guardsman charged with impersonating a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Gordon was denied bond in federal court in Augusta.

At his Monday hearing Anthony Todd Saxon in U.S. District Court, authorities said Saxon told his family he was working at as a civilian on the Army post and was preparing to go to Iraq or Afghanistan.

The 34-year-old was arrested at Fort Gordon last week after military police found him with stun grenades, a land mine and a laser targeting sight in his car. Prosecutors say he wore Army fatigues and tried to pose as a master sergeant.

Prosecutors said Monday that Saxon faces additional charges of stealing a silencer and possessing an explosive and firearm even though he's a convicted felon.

Saxon served in the Florida National Guard from 1993 to 1994.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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