Bridge Bomb Plot Suspects Appear in Court

All five now have been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of an explosive.

The  with plans to blow up a bridge in the appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.

Arrested were: Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of Lakewood; Anthony Hayne, 35, of Cleveland; Joshua S. Stafford, 23, of Cleveland; Connor C. Stevens, 20, of Berea; and Douglas L. Wright, 26, of Indianapolis.

The five men were each charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of attempted use of an explosive, said Mike Tobin, public affairs specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice, Northern District of Ohio. Charges against Wright, Baxter and Hayne were made Monday. Charges weren’t made against Stevens and Stafford until Tuesday.

None entered pleas this afternoon.

All are scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. Monday at the federal courthouse on West Superior Avenue in Cleveland for a detention hearing and a preliminary hearing. They will remain in custody until then.

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Michael Rice May 04, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Again, Tom you only read and interpret what you want to see. Read my whole profile and by the way, my records are very public. You're just not as smart as you think you are and don't know how to access them. My profile: Lakewood Resident, Business Analyst, Cleveland Sports Fan, Middle School Football Coach, and Traumatic Brain Injury Advocate. Where does it say I am an educator? You are proving my point about how you categorize people because you don't read thoroughly or simply don't understand. You see Tom, all I have to do is keep questioning you and your lack of knowledge and you show you really don't know too much. Peace out!
Troy McClure May 04, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Actually, Timothy McVeigh is dead.
Evan Hammersmith May 04, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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tom m May 04, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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Adam C. Miller May 08, 2012 at 12:43 AM


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