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Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to Supreme Court Vehicles in 2020

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Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to Supreme Court Vehicles in 2020

A Maryland man, Cody Tarner, has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge stemming from his 2020 attack on Supreme Court vehicles. In July of that year, Tarner poured gasoline on several official vehicles parked in an employee-only lot near the Supreme Court building, setting them ablaze and inadvertently burning himself in the process.

According to court documents, Tarner, who was arrested by police on the scene after receiving first aid, had previously expressed "anti-government and militia extremist ideologies." These ideological leanings appear to have motivated his reckless act of arson.

Tarner's guilty plea sets the stage. . .

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