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Saxon indicted on seven counts

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A federal grand jury has indicted a former National Guardsman living in Burke County on seven counts stemming from the theft of military hardware from Fort Gordon last month.

The indictments were returned Tuesday against Anthony Saxon, 34, of Keysville, Ga., who was arrested after military police found stun grenades, a land mine and a laser sight in his vehicle while on the post last month. Wearing a full combat uniform and claiming to be a master sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, Saxon had entered the post's military police office and signed out an infrared laser sight. Saxon, however, was never in the Army and did not work on the post as a civilian.

The seven counts issued against him include impersonating a soldier, which could lead to three years' imprisonment. He was also indicted for theft of government property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of an unregistered silencer, possession of an unregistered short-barrel rifle, theft of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer and possession of explosives by a convicted felon. Each count carries a penalty of up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine.

Shortly after his arrest, his wife said he had told her he was being sent overseas with the Army but authorities still do not know where Saxon was planning to go, or what he was planning to do, during that time. Saxon had traveled to Fort Gordon on at least 10 previous occasions before his arrest.

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Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 07/14/10 - 12:29 pm
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I think possession of an

I think possession of an armed anti-tank mine is a little more dangerous and important than dressing up as GI Joe. But hey...I guess I am funny that way.

veggie-d
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veggie-d 07/14/10 - 12:30 pm
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george bush "pretended to be

george bush "pretended to be a soldier"...gonna indict him too?

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 07/14/10 - 12:34 pm
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He also pretended to be

He also pretended to be president.

veggie-d
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veggie-d 07/14/10 - 12:36 pm
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:)

:)

corgimom
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corgimom 07/14/10 - 12:39 pm
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Maybe now that he is

Maybe now that he is indicted, U know who will be happy.

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 07/14/10 - 12:40 pm
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If President Bush was

If President Bush was pretending to be either a soldier (he served in the Air National Guard) or a President, then please send President Obama to the same school - he could use some tips on even pretending in both areas!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/14/10 - 01:23 pm
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LOL, JIC! That's a good one.

LOL, JIC! That's a good one.

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/14/10 - 01:30 pm
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Veggie says; "george bush

Veggie says; "george bush "pretended to be a soldier"...gonna indict him too?"
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No! GB was a trained NG pilot. At his worse, he is better qualified to be CIC than Obama!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/14/10 - 01:38 pm
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Austin says; "I think

Austin says; "I think possession of an armed anti-tank mine is a little more dangerous and important than dressing up as GI Joe. But hey...I guess I am funny that way."
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Me too, Austin, but what remains a mystery to me, is how was he able to do these things by just wearing a uniform? If he possessed a Military I.D. card, I could understand. But I haven't seen where he had one in his possession! Additionally, you can't just walk into a Battalion Armory and sign out weapons and explosives. Operational orders must be present specifying the types of weapons and explosives to be issued. This is standard SOP! Every G.I. knows this, especially the troops working in the armory.

1941
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1941 07/14/10 - 02:20 pm
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You can tell by his eyes,

You can tell by his eyes, that he has a mental problem!! Good thing he was caught before he went postal!@!!!

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 07/14/10 - 03:58 pm
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Strange! Most people don't

Strange! Most people don't want in the Army but here's a guy that does. And they're prosecuting him!

veggie-d
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veggie-d 07/14/10 - 05:10 pm
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draft dodger = soldier?...man

draft dodger = soldier?...man sarge...times sure have changed...i always figured draft dodger = coward/criminal/spoiled/"left wing"/etc.

disssman
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disssman 07/14/10 - 04:25 pm
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Jesus... What branch oof the

Jesus... What branch oof the Air National Guard is responsible for "assisting politicians for months"? As I understand it he was missing a few months of duty, but that wasn't considered AWOL. In any event leave Bush alone, he has enough troubles now trying to leave the country to make speaches for money. It appears the rest of the world considers Waterboarding as a criminal offense.

disssman
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disssman 07/14/10 - 04:27 pm
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I haven't read where he had a

I haven't read where he had a real armed anti-tank mine. Normally those would be used by Engineer units and no unit at fort G has or needs them. Why wasn't it included in the listing of weapons a week or so ago?

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 07/14/10 - 09:00 pm
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Diss, you just never know

Diss, you just never know what is stored on post! Yes, he had a mine, capable of doing some serious damage. Additionally, GB wasn't a politician when he served in the Air NG. The NG AWOL status is a wee bit different from active duty. If they charged every person who was ever absent from training, or drill, the courts would be tied up for years!

veggie-d
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veggie-d 07/15/10 - 02:36 pm
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gb has ALWAYS been a

gb has ALWAYS been a politician...and awol is awol regardless of how/why it is or is not handled...not being there for any aspect of your duty without concern/consequence certainly shows some level of entitlement.

others were there doin what was expected of them...they were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there...but he didn't have to follow the same rules as them?...

seems like that's an attitude he's carried with him to this day...

whatever he was doin' he wasn't takin a round in nam like so many other REAL soldiers...

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