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Man convicted of one crime, acquitted of another in alleged Tenn. courthouse takeover plot

October 25th, 2011 11:13 am by Jamie Satterfield

KNOXVILLE - A federal jury this morning convicted a former Georgia militiaman of ferrying guns across state lines in a plot to take over the Monroe County Courthouse.

But the panel of eight women and four men acquitted him of actually using those guns in any kind of takeover bid.

On Monday afternoon, the panel told U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan they were unable to reach a verdict. Varlan, however, directed them to come back this morning and try again.

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