Saturday, February 26, 2005

Sacramento, California - Alleged Earth Liberation Front member Ryan Daniel Lewis, 21, of Newcastle, California has been held in Sacramento County Jail since his arrest on February 8. He was informed on by his father, and has been charged with two attempted fire bombings and one arson which occurred in the area. Since his capture two unexploded bombs have been discovered, one at the Placer County Courthouse and a second at the state Department of Motor Vehicles office, both in Auburn. After raiding his home authorities discovered surveillance footage of one of the targets, a partially constructed commercial office complex, and a passage on his computer identical to one sent to newspapers claiming responsibility for the attacks. In the wake of this and the recent conviction of Earth Liberation Front arsonist turned snitch, Billy Cottrell, the Earth Liberation Front Tactics Unit has released new security guidelines for people considering taking action.