January 8th, 2009
11:51 AM ET
5 years ago

Man pleads guilty in RNC protest case

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) – One of two men charged with disrupting the Republican National Convention in early September has pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of aiding and abetting possession of an unregistered firearm.

Bradley Crowder of Austin, Texas, has been in custody in Minnesota since being indicted September 22.

An FBI affidavit alleges that Crowder and David McKay bought supplies necessary for building Molotov cocktails at a store in St. Paul, Minnesota, the location of last year’s convention. It goes on to allege the two men were overheard by law enforcement officers plotting to throw the handmade explosives into a parking lot patrolled by U.S. Secret Service and military personnel.

Crowder’s sentencing date has not yet been set. The jury trial for McKay is scheduled to commence January 26.


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  1. Michael

    Aww but Repubs, he was showing you guys his support for the 2nd Amendment.

    January 8, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
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