Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- Three north Georgia men are accused of trying to buy explosives that authorities say they planned to use to attack government targets.
Thirty-six-year-old Brian Edward Cannon and 28-year-old Cory Robert Williamson appeared in federal court in Rome Friday for a detention hearing. Both were denied bond.
Terry Eugene Peace, who's 45, is due for his first court appearance Monday.
According to a sworn statement from an FBI agent, the men talked in online chat rooms about sabotaging infrastructure.
Authorities say the three were arrested Feb. 15 at a meeting they had set up to buy explosives from a man who turned out to be a confidential law enforcement source.
The three face charges of conspiring to receive and possess firearms, specifically pipe bombs and thermite grenades.