Three More Plead Guilty in Ohio Bridge Bombing Plot

It was an FBI sting operation


Three the five men arrested in May for planning to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, OH, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and weapons of mass destruction charges in a federal courtroom on Sept. 5.

Douglas L. Wright, 26, of Indianapolis; Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of Lakewood, OH; and Connor C. Stevens, 20, of Berea, OH, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce.

Anthony M. Hayne, 35, of Cleveland pleaded guilty in July to the same charges, while the case of the fifth defendant, Joshua S. Stafford, is pending while he undergoes an examination and competency hearing.