Mark Charles Barnett, 48 is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock if the company’s stock value plunged after the explosions.
Mark Barnett was charged in a criminal complaint filed Thursday with possession of a firearm affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office in Florida’s middle district. Barnett, a registered sex offender in Florida, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
A team of federal, state and local officials arrested Barnett Tuesday in a parking lot in Ocala. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he’s still being held. Jail records don’t say whether he’s hired a lawyer.
According to an affidavit, Barnett offered to pay another man $10,000 to place at least 10 “improvised explosive bombs” disguised in food-item packaging on store shelves from New York to Florida.
Notice the charges are not congruent with his action and he will probably be out again and as a 48 year old man the likelihood of him reforming is very small. He is already a repeat felon. Always be ready! Keep the Lord on your lips and pray for God to protect your family from terrorist, as your life may expire at the hands of another at any moment.