Two men were indicted for allegedly plotting an attack against the Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento.
The story: The FBI announced Friday that the two men, identified as Ian Rogers and Jarrod Copeland, have been indicted on charges related to an alleged plot to blow up the Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento.
Rogers, who is a Napa resident, was arrested earlier this year in January. The FBI said it arrested Copeland in Sacramento on Wednesday.
The indictment was filed last week and unsealed on Thursday. The men face several counts, including conspiracy to destroy a building.
Napa is charged with weapons violations as law enforcement found between 45 and 50 guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and five pipe bombs during the search of his home.
Copeland is charged with an additional count of destruction of records because he deleted the communications with Rogers.
In detail: Court documents reveal the details about the pair’s intentions. The two allegedly began to plan the attack in November when President Joe Biden won the election and their first intended target was the John L. Burton Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento.
“Rogers and Copeland began to plan an attack against a target or targets they associated with Democrats,” court documents read. “By November 29, 2020, they had identified the John L. Burton Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento, California as their first target …”
Rogers and Copeland believed their attack would inspire a “movement” and according to messages between the two that were reviewed by officials, Copeland told Rogers that he attempts to get support from an “anti-government militia.”
Copeland also told Rogers in their exchanges that he “obtained material” related to the plan.
“I want to blow up a democrat building bad,” Rogers told Copeland in January. “I’m thinking sac office first target.”
Copeland wrote “I agree,” and told Rogers to “plan attack.”
“Let’s see what happens after the 20th we go to war,” Rogers allegedly said.
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