Kansas Bomb Plot: What we know about the suspects

Published: Oct. 14, 2016 at 6:24 PM CDT
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Eyewitness News looked into the three men arrested for a domestic terrorism bomb plot in Garden City and found their Facebook accounts.

Gavin Wright is the president of a business called G & G Home Center in Liberal. On the website for the mobile home business, Wright said he is not originally from Liberal, but his business is family-owned and operated. Curtis Allen is also listed on the business site.

On Curtis Allen's Facebook, Eyewitness News found many anti-Muslim posts. They include violence and killing of Muslim people.

The FBI said Allen is a leader of the Kansas Security Force, along with Patrick Stein. Wright was a member of the group, too, the FBI said.

Eyewitness News went to the Kansas Security Force website, which is under construction, but has some information. It says its mission is to "prepare all individuals so that they may serve and protect our country, our community and our rights."

Then, there is the Liberty Pledge, another site the Kansas Security Force links to. That site lists a plan and a declaration anyone can sign. The plan is to push the government to sign a new kind of Constitution, one that abolishes the current federal government and creates a new one. The plan would make English the national language, among other changes.

But the FBI said the three men, along with an FBI informant, branched away from these groups to create a subgroup and plan violence.

"Many Kansans may find it as startling as I have that such things could happen here," said Tom Beall, acting U.S. Attorney for Kansas.

The Kansas Security Force claims its duty is to uphold the U.S. Constitution. It claims it is not an extremist group. It also calls itself an "organized volunteer militia" gather "like-minded people."

Eyewitness News searched all three men on a database that shows past federal court cases. Allen showed up for bankruptcy on an unrelated case. Wright and Stein did not render any results.