Via the West Central Tribune, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Hanners reports in Montevideo man pleads guilty to possessing gun as a felon, bomb charges dropped:
Eight months later, in the order and calm of a federal courtroom in Minneapolis, the story of that day in May started coming to a close. Buford “Bucky” Rogers, a lanky high school dropout who the government once claimed had schemed to raid a National Guard armory and blow up a police station, politely pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.
Rogers, 25, of Montevideo, admitted Friday he possessed a gun he wasn’t supposed to have — thanks to a 2011 burglary conviction that made him a felon — and also admitted he built and possessed two black powder-and-nails bombs.
In return for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors will drop two counts accusing him of possessing three other bombs that he had not bothered to register with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. . . .
Hanners notes that at its peak membership, the Black Snake Militia had five members.
At Bluestem World Headquarters in sunny Maynard, we think that assembling 50 SWAT members to raid the Rogers trailer is pretty impressive and should help dampen militia activity in the Upper Minnesota River Valley for a couple of years.
Photo: The Black Snake Militia in Montevideo. By Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune.
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