Crump, Adams Trial Delayed

July 12, 2013

The trial for the two remaining Northeast Georgia men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government is back on hold.

The U.S. District Court in Gainesville confirms that a trial for Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, was postponed indefinitely.

The two were originally scheduled to go to trial on Monday.

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.

This is the second time the trial has been delayed.

Crump and Adams were originally set to go to trial this past February before it was continued.

Meanwhile, FBI agents were in Stephens County Tuesday, reportedly searching Adams’ home.

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