In Dayton, Ohio a former employee of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been indicted on Federal Charges which say he not only had an unregistered firearm onboard an aircraft but also had a stolen missile warning system that's typically used on aircrafts in his possession.
According to the indictments the home of Joel Montgomery was raided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in the past where during the he search Special Agents located over 170 high-powered assault weapons, some of which were fully automatic.
During that raid they also located several potent materials that are typically used in the process of bomb-making, and it's believed that the 48-year-old man was in the process of planning some sort of attack.
Montgomery’s defense attorney has tried to argue that those materials are legal, but that hasn't stopped a Grand Jury from returning indictments against him.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office along with Special Agents have raided Montgomery’s home in the past, once in 2013 and once in 2015 both of which resulted in no Federal Charges but led to Montgomery filing lawsuits against the government.
In those cases he sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Air Force, the Air Force’s office of special investigation and some individuals alleging unlawful electronic surveillance of him, according to a complaint filed in 2013 in Dayton’s U.S. District Court.
That lawsuit was dismissed in 2014 to Montgomery’s dismay but he remained a person of interest thereafter, and the fact that he had bomb-making materials certainly underscore there may have been a good reason for it.
Montgomery’s Attorney claims that he found a GPS device underneath his vehicle, a camera in the WPAFB office in which he was working as well as monitoring devices in his home, all from 2006 to 2007.
At the time, Montgomery said he had certain security clearance and worked for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) and at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), according to the complaint.
It remains unclear as to when Montgomery will be detained.
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