Grand jury charges man with impersonating soldier

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Mug shot of Anthony Saxon

Mug shot of Anthony Saxon

July 14, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted an ex-national guardsman on charges that he impersonated a soldier and convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

The grand jury on Tuesday indicted 34-year-old Anthony Todd Saxon on seven counts, including grand theft, theft from a licensed firearm dealer and being a felon in possession of explosives.

Saxon was arrested in June on the Fort Gordon Army post after military police found him with stun grenades, a land mine and a laser targeting sight.

Authorities say he told his wife and family he worked at the base and was to be deployed on a secretive mission to Iraq or Afghanistan. A judge has ordered Saxon to undergo a battery of psychiatric tests.

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

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  • by slayer Location: augusta on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM
    you got it wrong,the one posing as a soldier was the stupid justice said,he got promoted and sent away far from here,maybe if we are lucky n.korea thats where most traitors go,or sent home crying like a little ***** he is.
  • by justice Location: martinez on Jul 15, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    what became of the idiot cpt.who gave him the lazer sight? i'll bet he got promoted like the ft.hood officer and moved.GEN FOLEY DO YOUR JOB AND TAKE CHARGE,OR GET YOUR *** OUT OF THE WAY!
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