3rd Ga. man pleads guilty in anti-government militia plot

AP News
|
Posted: May 28, 2015 8:02 PM

ROME, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a third man has pleaded guilty in an anti-government militia plot.

The U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release Thursday that Terry Peace pleaded guilty to conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. His alleged accomplices, Brian Cannon and Cory Williamson, pleaded guilty to the same charge this week at a federal court in Rome, Georgia.

FBI officials have said Peace, Williamson and Cannon participated in online chats about executing a militia operation against the government. Authorities say the chat was being monitored by federal agents, and that the men spoke with a confidential informant who offered them 12 pipe bombs and two grenades. Prosecutors say the men were arrested after the informant gave them fake explosives.