Concord Man Arrested for Providing Bomb-Making Advice
Complaint Alleges Women’s Health Clinic Was Target
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 09, 2010|
GREENSBORO, NC—John W. Stone, Jr., Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, announced today that Justin Carl Moose, 26, of Concord, North Carolina was arrested on September 7, 2010 on charges of providing information related to the making, use, or manufacture of an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction to a person Moose believed was planning to bomb a women’s health clinic in North Carolina.
The Criminal Complaint alleges that Moose utilized a social networking website as a platform to advocate violence against women’s health care clinics—specifically locations where abortions are performed—and the health care professionals employed at these facilities. Furthermore, the Complaint alleges that during the week immediately preceding his arrest, Moose spoke and met with a confidential source and provided detailed information and instruction about various explosives or incendiary methods for the purpose of enabling the source to destroy an abortion clinic in North Carolina.
The Criminal Complaint charges Moose with violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(p)(2)(B), Distribution of Information Relating to Explosives, Destructive Devices, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. If convicted, Moose faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.
Moose had an initial appearance in Greensboro on the day of his arrest. He is scheduled for a detention hearing in Greensboro at 2:30 p.m. on September 13, 2010.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A Criminal Complaint is a probable cause charging document. Every defendant accused of committing a federal crime has a Constitutional right to be indicted by a federal grand jury. The charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.