|Jeffery Harbin, 29, of Apache Junction will receive up to five years in a federal prison when he's sentenced this December for making and transporting homemade bombs.|
Neo-Nazi Jeffery Harbin of Apache Junction will received up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court yesterday to making and transporting bombs.
Court records show that an FBI informant who knew Harbin's girlfriend heard that Harbin had been building pipe bombs and invited him out for a meeting in preparation for what the informant said would be "operations along the (U.S.-Mexico) border."
Harbin showed up to the January 14 meeting in the informants garage with two Rubbermaid tubs full of bomb-making materials. In a separate bag, Harbin had brought what he said was a "homemade grenade." He called it his "little baby."
The FBI had an Arizona Department of Public Safety team later pulled over Harbin's car, in which they found three "improvised explosive devices," or IEDs. At least one of them contained ball bearings -- an evil addition that ensured maximum damage to anyone near the grenade when it went off.
Though Harbin could have received up to 20 years in prison for the two
counts of making and transporting the bombs, the plea agreement states
that he won't get more than five years when he's sentenced by U.S.
District Judge Neil Wake on December 13.