GUILTY AR - Jason Woodring charged in power grid attacks, Aug & Oct 2013

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  1. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    In the early morning hours of August 21st, the electric power grid was targeted in what appears to have been a deliberate, decidedly low-tech act of terrorism.

    The incident was initially described in media reports as something akin to vandalism involving a severed transmission line. It wasn’t vandalism and there was nothing random about it.

    On August 23, 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a downed high-tension power transmission line in central Arkansas near the city of Cabot.

    As the Cabot community is aware, on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, a high-voltage transmission line in the Holland Bottoms area, on Arkansas Highway 321 near a Union Pacific UNP +0.31% railroad track, was intentionally downed. The FBI . . . investigation has determined that the person(s) responsible attached a cable to the framework of the 100-foot tower and placed the cable across the railroad track in an apparent attempt to utilize a moving train to bring down the tower . . . We believe that someone may have seen a person(s) or vehicle(s) in the area during the early morning hours of August 21, 2013, or may have heard someone removing bolts from the base of the tower, as this act would have created substantial noise.

    The FBI goes on to describe the likely culprit as “familiar with the Holland Bottoms area” and possessing “above-average knowledge or skill in electrical matters.”

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    thepinkdragon Verified US Army Veteran/Certified Veteran's Menta

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    AK is Alaska, AR is what you're looking for. Just a heads up.


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  4. LotsaLatte

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    Pinkdragon beat me to it!
     
  5. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    some local creep, sorta like a Unibomber type?
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Sounds like it imo LADYL.
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    From this link:

    "Arkansas man charged in connection with power grid sabotage"

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    "Authorities say a tractor was used to cut down two electric poles near Cabot, Arkansas, on October 5"

    "CNN) -- A Jacksonville, Arkansas, man has been charged in connection with attacks on the power grid in a rural area of the state, the U.S. Justice Department said Saturday.
    Jason Woodring, 37, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with destruction of an energy facility, the Justice Department said.
    Woodring is accused of carrying out multiple acts of sabotage, targeting high-voltage power lines and a substation over a period of months, that knocked out power to thousands, the agency said."
     
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    fran Former Member

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    Federal Grand Jury Returns Eight-Count Indictment Against Jason Woodring

    LITTLE ROCK—Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced today that Jason Woodring, age 37, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on eight counts related to his attacks on the power grid in Central Arkansas. Woodring is currently in federal custody.

    Woodring is charged in count one with a terrorist attack against a railroad carrier for his alleged August 21, 2013 sabotage of a high-voltage power line support tower. During the process of dismantling the tower, a power line fell on a nearby railroad track and was later struck by a passing train, severing the power line and causing a brief power outage in Cabot, Arkansas.

    In counts two, three, and six of the indictment, Woodring is charged with the destruction of an energy facility. These charges stem from allegations that he attempted to destroy the support tower and the power lines it carried on August 21, 2013; that he set a fire on September 29, 2013, at an Extra High Voltage (EHV) switching station in Scott, Arkansas; and that he cut down two power poles, pulling down one with a stolen tractor on October 6, 2013, and causing a power outage in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

    more at link ............ http://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press...eight-count-indictment-against-jason-woodring
     
  10. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From March 2015:

    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/mar/10/jacksonville-man-pleads-guilty-power-grid-sabotage/

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Feature article on the case, if you like a good read:

    http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/th...rkansas-power-grid-vandal/Content?oid=3334926

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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