2 men accused of bomb plot during Ferguson protests indicted - KMOV.com

2 men accused of bomb plot during Ferguson protests indicted

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Two St. Louis  men were indicted Thursday after being arrested by federal agents in November. 

Brandon Orlando Baldwin, 22, and Olajuwon Davis,22 were indicted on charges involving the conspiracy to maliciously damage and destroy a building, vehicle and other property with explosives and the illegal purchase of firearms from a Cabela's store. 

The indictment stated that Baldwin stated that he wanted multiple bombs to use against people, buildings, vehicles and property. 

Davis and Baldwin allegedly viewed a recording of the detonation of an explosive or bomb shortly after Baldwin's statement. 

A week after viewing the recording Davis and Baldwin traveled to a location where Davis took possession of what both men thought were explosives or bombs and were arrested and have been in federal custody since. 

Davis and Baldwin were additionally charged for conspiring to obtain firearms by making false and fictitious statements to a licensed firearms dealer at the Cabela's store in Hazelwood, Mo. 

“The arrests last November of these two defendants, who are members of the St. Louis Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, prevented their alleged plot to carry out violent acts during the protests in Ferguson,” said Special Agent in Charge William P. Woods of the FBI St. Louis Division.

If convicted, both Davis and Baldwin could be facing up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000. 

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