Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Pensacola, Fla. - United States Attorney Gregory R. Miller, Northern District of
    Florida, and Ralph C. Ostrowski, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
    Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Tampa Field Division announced today that JAMES
    ERNEST LUCKIE, 48, of Century, Florida, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court
    Judge Lacey A. Collier to serve 44 years and 1month in federal prison, followed by five
    years supervised release, for his use of a destructive device in an attempt to destroy a
    trailer owned by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). LUCKIE
    was also fined $15,000 and ordered to make restitution to FEMA.
    On March 8, 2005, James Ernest LUCKIE was arrested by the Escambia County
    Sheriff's Office after he threw a destructive device, in the form of a "Molotov Cocktail,"
    into a FEMA trailer, occupied by seven people, including children, in Century, Florida.
    Miraculously, no one was injured.
    On May 18, 2005, LUCKIE was indicted by the federal grand jury in Pensacola
    on a three-count indictment, which charged LUCKIE with Attempting to Destroy
    Property of the United States by Means of Fire, Use of a Destructive Device in
    furtherance of a Federal Crime of Violence, and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm,
    namely a "Molotov Cocktail," all within the Northern District of Florida.
    On July 14, 2005, LUCKIE pleaded guilty to all three counts of the indictment.
    This prosecution was pursued as part of a joint Federal, State, and County
    investigation, which included officers and investigators from the Escambia County
    Sheriff’s Office (ECSO), ATF, and the Florida State Fire Marshal's Office. The case was
    part of an initiative to protect the public and reduce violent crime through the
    enforcement of federal laws and regulations regarding explosives and arson. Assistant
    United States Attorney Edwin Knight represented the government in this successful
  2. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I would say he wasn't so "Luckie" [beer]
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    need to take that "Rag for a Gas Cap" out of my Blazer... :eek:
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  5. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    44 years? for a bottle of fuel and and a rag?

    I guess that is called "making and example" out of this guy. What would he have gotten if he used a bull dozer? Just a destruction of government property charge?
  6. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    "occupied by seven people, including children"...huh? attempted murder charges...not even assault?

    I wonder if there really were people in that trailer....maybe the newspaper or the "blackcoats" added that little tidbit to further vilify Luckie.
  7. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    They just didn't bother to add them (attempted murder charges) to the indictment as the ones they were sure to get them on held higher penalties. He might have gotten 5-10 or less for the attempted murder charge ... pretty damn sad.
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