More Arrests in California Eco-Terrorists Attacks

Additional arrests were made in March in a series of firebombings of California and construction sites.

Ryan Lewis, 21 was arrested in February. Additional arrests and indictments in the case include Lili Marie Holland, 20, Jeremiah Dean Colcleasure, 24, and Eva Rose Holland, 25.

All four are charged with conspiracy to commit arson. Lewis is additionally charged with three counts of attempted arson and five counts of arson. Eva Holland faces three counts of attempted arson. Colcleasure and Lili Holland each face two counts of attempted arson. Each count carries a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison.

The four are currently scheduled to go to trial on May 20.

According to the affidavit filed by the FBI in the case, the four were acquaintances who attended a Christmas Eve party held at the Holland’s home. Colcleasure and Lili Holland both told the FBI agent that the four left the party in Lewis’ vehicle and drove to a subdivision under construction and attempted to firebomb it. The incendiary devices Lewis used failed to ignite.

The full text of the affidavit against Lewis can be read here. The full text of the affidavit against the Hollands and Colcleasure can be read here.

Sources:

Four indicted in series of Sierra fire bombings. Don Thompson, Associated Press, March 10, 2005.

Alleged ecoterrorism trial is set for May. Ryan Sabalow, Auburn Journal (California), March 13, 2005.

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