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Jerry Drake Varnell

Jerry Drake Varnell

Jerry Drake Varnell is an American resident of Sayre, Oklahoma. [0] [1]

Personal Life

He attended Shawnee High School (Oklahoma).

Arrest

On August 12, 2017, Varnell was arrested early Saturday morning after a failed attempt to detonate a fake bomb packed into what he believed was a stolen cargo van outside a bank in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. [1] [0]

Over the course of a months-long undercover investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Varnell made repeated statements about the extent of his hatred of the federal government. [0] [1]

In one conversation he stated that he believed in the Three Percenters ideology, a form of anti-government activism that pledges resistance against the United States government on the belief it has infringed on the constitution. [0] [1]

References

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Citation Linkwashingtonpost.comOklahoma man charged in anti-government bomb plot
Aug 14, 2017, 9:35 PM
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Citation Linkabcnews.go.com'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank
Aug 14, 2017, 9:38 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFacebook post
Aug 14, 2017, 9:38 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comBooking photo
Aug 14, 2017, 9:39 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPictured on Facebook
Aug 14, 2017, 9:40 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comTweet from the FBI
Aug 14, 2017, 9:41 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJerry Drake Varnell pictured on Facebook
Aug 14, 2017, 9:45 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPictured in May 2016
Aug 14, 2017, 9:48 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comCriminal history
Aug 14, 2017, 9:50 PM