The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
The Most Viewed Police News Website In Texas
 

HOME PAGE

 

ABOUT US

 
 
SUBSCRIBE HERE
 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 
ADVERTISNG HERE
 

AMBER ALERTS

 

EVENTS

 

CONTACT US

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
2013

 

WE GET LETTERS

 

VISIT OUR SUBSCRIBERS

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 
TEXAS MOST WANTED
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

RECORDED 
INTERVIEWS

 

ARCHIVES

 

POLICE TO CITIZEN

 

RECOMMENDED
READING

 

SOUND-OFF

 

YOUR WEATHER

 

Katy Man Charged with Multiple Crimes
Including Possession of Explosive Materials
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Citizens Appreciation Dinner - Dec. 4 - Santa Fe, Texas
ߦ   Criminal Minister And Wife Complain On Deputy and Officer's Facebook Postings
ߦ   Gunman Dead After Officer-Involved-Shooting In Austin
ߦ   How Do You See It?
ߦ   Police Chief Explodes on Protesters [WATCH]
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   FOR SALE - Krimesite Imager
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff [Updated Nov 19]
ߦ   2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead
ߦ   A better way to hire police officers?
ߦ   Alleged racist bar under fire again after customer attacked by employee and left needing brain surgeries
ߦ   Amarillo Men Admit Aiming Laser Pointer at DPS Helicopter
ߦ   Another Unlicensed Three Vehicle Hauler Captured on Video in Austin, Texas [WATCH]
ߦ   College Station police officer uses aid kit to save man's life
ߦ   Credit Union Delivers Thanksgiving To San Antonio's Police And Fire Stations
ߦ   Daily Bulletin - Arrests - Galveston County
ߦ   Dallas Police Association demands chief put officers on administrative leave over off-duty job allegations
ߦ   Deadline Nears for Sugar Land Citizen Academies
ߦ   Drunk Woman Punches Police Officer
ߦ   E. Texas officers use tourniquet to save suicidal veteran [WATCH]
ߦ   Famous lawyer races to help Ferguson looting victims
ߦ   FBI arrests man in San Antonio suspected of being gang hit man
ߦ   Fort Bend officials arrest 9 in child pornography sting [MUG SHOTS]
ߦ   Inmate Arrest Report - Burnet County Sheriff's Office
ߦ   Introducing the maggot; nature’s crimefighter [WATCH]
ߦ   La. man says he was sexually harassed on rig
ߦ   Man fires shotgun at officers
ߦ   Patrol officers capture burglar
ߦ   Police Activity Blotter - Aransas Pass Police Dept.
ߦ   Police face higher risk of sudden cardiac death during stressful duties
ߦ   San Antonio Police and Fire Pension Fund beneficiaries to get an extra holiday gift
ߦ   Significant Activity Report - College Station Police Dept
ߦ   Surveillance Photos Austin Bank Robbery
ߦ   Texas court rules warrants needed for DWI blood draws
ߦ   Texas Will Leave Border Enforcement to State Police and Game Wardens
ߦ   U.S. Marshals and FBI Arrest Man Accused of Having Sex with Six Year Old
ߦ   UPDATE: Child porn suspect attracted police attention in 2012 with bizarre behavior at Grapevine aquarium where he worked
ߦ   Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad
ߦ   What Texas Is Teaching the Country About Mass Incarceration
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office (Updated Nov 21]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas City Police Department [Updated Nov 17]
ߦ   ‘The Ghosts of March 21’: an interview wit’ filmmaker Sam Stoker
ߦ   Another Austin Area Rollback Caught Towing Without Safety Chains
ߦ   Austin Police Investigating 26th Murder Of The Year
ߦ   Austin Records 52nd Taffic Fatality
ߦ   Biker Killed In Austin Crash With Automobile
ߦ   Case Tracking Log - Conroe Police Department
ߦ   Court Declines to Stay Panetti's Execution
ߦ   Daily Bulletin - Arrests
ߦ   Dallas Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Child Obscenity Offenses
ߦ   Darren Wilson Says "I Know I Did My Job Right", In Exclusive Interview With George Stephanopoulos [WATCH]
ߦ   Dickinson Police Officers Toy Drive - Dec. 1
ߦ   FBI: Harris County investigators stole comic books
ߦ   Federal Court Grants Injunction In Challenge To Law Banning Churches
ߦ   Ferguson And The REAL Race War

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

Southern District of Texas

HOUSTON -- Robert James Talbot Jr., 38, has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint alleging attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence, and possession of an explosive material, specifically, Composition 4 (C-4), announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris of the FBI.

Talbot, formerly of Batavia, New York, and now a resident of Katy, was arrested yesterday following an eight-month undercover investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He is expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy today at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., at which time the U.S. expects to request his detention pending further criminal proceedings.

According to the complaint filed late yesterday, Talbot espoused his desire to recruit five to six other like-minded individuals to blow up government buildings, rob banks, and kill law enforcement officers. Talbot allegedly created a Facebook page titled American Insurgent Movement (AIM). The complaint alleges he described that page as:

“a Pre-Constitutionalist Community that offers those who seek True patriotism and are looking for absolute Freedom by doing the Will of God. Who want to restore America Pre-Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.”

The criminal complaint further alleges Talbot made several postings on the page between January 30, 2014 and February 9, 2014, seeking people interested in “walking away from your life…to stop the regime.”

On March 15, 2014, Talbot allegedly posted again to the page:

“In a few weeks me and my team are goin active for Operation Liberty....I will not be able to post no more. We will be the revolution, things will happen nation wide or in the states. They will call us many names and spin things around on media. Just remember we fight to stop Marxism, liberalism, Central banking Cartels, and the New World Order. I will try to find someone to take over this community page, but most of the guys who are admins are part of my unit. I will have a website up in 2 months....The funding is unlimited since the banking cartel will be forced to fund our movements.”

The complaint alleges that on March 20, 2014, Talbot conducted surveillance of multiple financial institutions in the Northwest Houston area, monitoring the movements of people entering and exiting the banks. Talbot also allegedly followed an armored car, watching how personnel exited the vehicle and whether the carrier was picking up or dropping off bags.

On March 22, 2014, Talbot sent $500 as a down payment for the explosive devices he had requested, according to the complaint.

Two days later, Talbot allegedly claimed to have quit his job and was preparing for an upcoming armored car robbery. On March 27, 2014, Talbot and others met at a storage facility in Houston with the intent to conduct an armor car robbery that morning, according to allegations. Talbot allegedly provided detailed maps of the target financial institution as well as escape routes in order to quickly evade law enforcement. The complaint further alleges he placed two explosive devices made of C-4 into his black backpack and allegedly stated he would place the explosive device on the vehicle. He further instructed the group how to block the armor car with their vehicle to prevent it from leaving the location and provided a “manifesto” that was read to the group. “We must rebel. There is no other option no. Blood and bullets are the only two things that will change this world, short of divine action.”

While en route to conduct the armored car robbery, Talbot was arrested and taken into custody by the FBI Houston Division Special Weapons and Tactics team.

If convicted, he faces up to a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a possible $250,000 fine for the attempted robbery, as well as another 10 years’ imprisonment and $100,000 fine for each of the remaining charges.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s JTTF, which includes personnel from the FBI; U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Secret Service;, Houston and Houston Metro Police Departments; and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Carolyn Ferko and Jim McAlister are prosecuting.

A criminal complaint is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2014 The Police News. All rights reserved.