Man Convicted in Plot to Overthrow West Virginia State Government


Thomas David Deegan faces 1-3 years in prison during next month’s sentencing

From Jeff Jenkins at MetroNews:

A Wood County jury quickly convicted the man Friday who had threatened last fall to seize control of the state capitol and the state government of West Virginia.

Thomas David Deegan, 39, of Mineral Wells, was found guilty on one count of making a terroristic threat. The 12-member jury deliberated for one hour.

The prosecution’s case centered on a conference call recorded last September where Deegan talked about his plan.

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