- Thomas Dewey Taylor is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction, authorities said.
- Warrants say Taylor bought the lighter fluid and hot plate at a Family Dollar for use in an IED to kill three people.
- An SBI agent also found “multiple pyrotechnics with fuses connected to a hot plate which was plugged into a power outlet in the closet.”
“NEWLAND, N.C. — Channel 9 has learned new details in the case of a man accused of plotting to blow up an SBI agent.
Thomas Dewey Taylor, the former office manager of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, was arrested last week by state law enforcement officials and faces charges including three counts of attempted first-degree murder, authorities said.
Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye said Taylor, 43, was booked into the county jail on charges of possession of a weapon of mass destruction in addition to the attempted murder charges.
Taylor was charged by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. He is accused of making an IED to kill three people.
The sheriff said he couldn’t provide more information because the SBI brought the charges…”
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