Tampa, FL – Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew currently condemned Brandon Clint Russell (22, Tampa) to 5 years in sovereign jail for possessing an unregistered mortal device and for wrong storage of explosve material. He pleaded guilty on Sep 27, 2017.
“I am beholden for the good partnership and coordination among the law coercion partners in bringing this case forward,” pronounced U.S. Attorney Chapa Lopez. “Their discerning response and in-depth review has resulted in a successful prosecution.”
“Russell, an active and first member of a neo-Nazi group, was condemned currently by a sovereign judge after he unlawfully hexed and stored dangerous explosve materials in his home,” pronounced Acting Assistant Attorney General Boente. “This case is but one instance of the National Security Division’s solve to identify, interrupt and forestall militant threats, either domestic or international.”
“This review exemplifies the close operative attribute between Tampa area federal, state and internal law coercion agencies and highlights the significance of partnership in diffusing intensity threats to the community,” pronounced Eric W. Sporre, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division.
“This is the kind of case where the partnership and close operative relations offer the open well,” pronounced Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan. “We’re beholden to the sovereign partners for this successful review and prosecution.”
According to justice papers and justification presented at the sentencing hearing, on May 19, 2017, officers from the Tampa Police Department responded to a double carnage at an unit in the Tampa Palms area where Russell had been vital with the purported shooter, Devon Arthurs, and the two defunct victims. According to Arthurs, the 4 roommates were active members of the “Atomwaffen,” a neo-Nazi organisation that was started and led by Russell. Arthurs also claimed to have seen Russell participating in online neo-Nazi discuss rooms, where he threatened to kill people and explosve infrastructure. Arthurs serve suggested law coercion that Russell had explosve materials in the house.
During a hunt of the residence, law coercion officers detected a cooler in the garage containing the explosve HMTD (Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine), along with several other explosve precursors, mixed pounds of ammonium nitrate, nitro-methane, dull bombard casings, fuses, and electric matches in close proximity.
In Russell’s bedroom, officers found neo-Nazi and white supremacist propaganda, including a framed picture of Timothy McVeigh on his dresser. Russell’s closet contained his own military uniform, firearms and ammunition, and deception military-type rigging containing the name and black of “Atomwaffen.” Law coercion officers also located several books, military gear, and flags via the unit that are ordinarily compared with white supremacist nonconformist organizations.
Upon questioning, Russell certified that he had made the HMTD located in the garage and that the explosve precursors belonged to him. He also certified to being a member of the “Atomwaffen.” The following day, Russell was arrested on sovereign rapist charges in Key Largo, where he was found with two prolonged rifles and ammunition that he had purchased after leaving the Tampa area.