Crump, Adams Trial Continued Again

September 26, 2013

The trial for two Toccoa men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government remains on hold.

A motion for continuance by the government in the case against Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams was granted earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story.

The government filed the motion to allow the defense additional time for testing of evidence related to the case collected at Adams’ residence.

The two men were set to go on trial earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

Adams and Crump are charged with conspiring to possess and produce the biological toxin ricin and attempted production of ricin.

They were arrested back in November 2011 along with two other men, Dan Roberts of Toccoa and Frederick Thomas of Cleveland.

According to federal authorities, the four men were charged with being part of a fringe militia group that was planning attacks against citizens and the government.

In April 2012, Roberts and Thomas each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer.

They were each sentenced to five years in federal prison back in August 2012.

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