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One Of Two Men Charged In South Hampton Road Home Explosion Gets 12 Years In Prison

Mar 15, 2017

Roberto Innis Junior (L) and Alphonso Mobley Junior
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for making bombs inside of his South Hampton Road home, which exploded.

The operation by 22-year-old Roberto Innis Junior was uncovered in April of last year.  Explosive materials and a note filled with racial epithets and hate symbols were found. The note indicated explosives were placed in a school. Prosecutors say the plot was intended to distract police so Innis and Alfonso Mobley Junior could rob a bank or an armored car. Mobley is due in court on May 8. Both say they're members of the Sovereign Citizens group that a 2010 FBI report labeled as anti-government extremists who believe they are separate from the United States.