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Ian Rogers biography: 13 things about gun collector from Napa County, California

Ian Benjamin Rogers (©Napa County Sheriff's Office)

Ian Benjamin Rogers (©Napa County Sheriff’s Office)

Ian Benjamin Rogers is a white man from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Napa County, San Pablo Bay, California. (a)
  2. He owns British Auto Repair of the Napa Valley, an auto repair shop in Napa County. (b)
  3. He is a gun collector. (b)
  4. He has an active passport and is married to a Ukrainian citizen. (b)
  5. He once attended a barbecue hosted by the Three Percenters but is not a member of the anti-government group. (c)
  6. He is a Donald Trump supporter. (c)
  7. On January 10, 2021, he sent a text message to someone saying, “We can attack Twitter or the democrats you pick.” On January 11, 2021, he sent another text message to the same person saying, “I want to blow up a democrat building bad.” (a)
  8. On January 15, 2021, he was arrested and he appeared in Napa County state criminal court on state illegal firearm charges. That day, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the Napa Special Investigations Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized 49 firearms and around 24 ammunition boxes containing thousands of rounds of ammunition from his home and business in Napa County. The authorities also found manuals including “The Anarchist Cookbook,” “U.S. Army Improvised Munitions Handbook,” “Homemade C-4 A Recipe for Survival,” “U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare” and “U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook.” (a) (d)
  9. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent Andrew Balady determined that he did not have any destructive devices registered to him in the National Firearms Registry. (a)
  10. FBI special agent Stephanie Minor filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse signed on January 26, 2021. That day, he was charged with eight counts of illegally possessing an assault weapon, five counts of possessing a destructive device, five other counts of possessing a destructive device at a private habitation, five counts of possessing or transporting a machine gun, three counts of possessing an unregistered assault weapon and one count each of possessing a destructive device with intent to injure, converting a firearm into a machine gun and silencer possession. (a) (b) (d)
  11. He was 43 years old when he was arrested on January 15, 2021. He had no criminal record prior to the arrest. While waiting for the preliminary hearing, he was in the Napa County jail with bail set at $5 million. (c)
  12. On January 20, 2021, he attended a 33-minute arraignment hearing at the Napa County Courthouse before Judge Cynthia P. Smith. The judge denied a defense request to overturn a law enforcement motion boosting his bail requirement from the original $100,000 to $5 million within hours of the arrest. (b)
  13. Represented by Jess Raphael, he will plead not guilty on the 28 state felony charges at a hearing in Napa County Superior Court on January 29, 2021. (c)

 

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