Bond denied for 2 Va. men accused of plotting church attacks

wlni-defaultRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A judge has denied bond for two Virginia men accused of trying to buy weapons to attack synagogues and black churches. U.S. Magistrate Roderick Young said Thursday that 34-year-old Robert C. Doyle and 33-year-old Ronald Beasley Chaney III would pose a danger to the community if released. The men have been in custody since their arrests Sunday. Doyle and Chaney are charged with conspiracy to possess firearms after being convicted of felonies. An FBI affidavit says they tried to buy an automatic weapon, explosives and a pistol with a silencer from three undercover agents posing as gun dealers. An associate, 30-year-old Charles D. Halderman, is charged with conspiring to rob a jeweler and use the money to stockpile weapons for a race war. His preliminary hearing is set for Friday.

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