A 21-year-old loner from Armstrong County had an arsenal in his bedroom, a radical Islamist online persona and videos suggesting paramilitary training before his arrest last week for biting two FBI agents, federal prosecutors charged in court Thursday.
As a result, Emerson W. Begolly will remain in jail pending trial, U.S. District Judge Maurice B. Cohill decided, over the strenuous objections of a defense attorney who said his client was nonviolent. A magistrate judge’s decision last week to ship him to a halfway house, which was stayed during its appeal, was shelved.
Mr. Begolly “has a strong desire to kill non-Muslims and many other groups of people,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song. “He was preparing, and he was getting closer and closer to bringing his words and aspirations to fruition.”
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Mr. Begolly was arrested after two FBI agents approached him Jan. 4 at a New Bethlehem Burger King, seeking to talk to him even as other agents executed search warrants on his father's Mayport farmhouse and his mother's Natrona Heights home. The parents are divorced.
He is accused of reaching for a Makarov pistol, for which he had no concealed carry permit, and then biting the agents as they wrestled him into handcuffs. He is charged with assault upon an officer of the United States and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime.
He should be tried and prosecuted for the crimes that he did commit. They couldn't have gotten a warrant if they didn't have cause.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:47 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
If it's true, I'm glad they found him.
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