Three Indicted Over Failed Attack at Burleson Church

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BURLESON, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three teens accused in a failed attempt to ignite an explosive at an under-construction church in Burleson.

Prosecutors in Dallas say all three suspects are from Burleson: 19-year-old Dayton Lee Calaway, 18-year-old Michael Philip Plaisted Junior and 18-year-old Jered Michael Ragon.

The arrests happened earlier this month.

Each is charged with one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, a destructive device.

If convicted, the maximum penalty is ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

All three are expected to appear before a magistrate.

Prosecutors say the suspects had a "Molotov cocktail" type device.

Nobody was hurt.

Burleson Police Commander Chris Havens told the Cleburne Times-Review that the teens identified themselves as radical Christian activists who oppose government and organized religion.


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