Suspect Arrested in Attempted Ecoterrorism Arsons

In February, Ryan Lewis, 21, was arrested in New Castle, California, and charged with the attempted January 12 firebombing of an Auburn, California, commercial complex.

Five incendiary devices were found by construction workers at the commercial complex in Auburn on January 12. According to the FBI, the devices were similar to three incendiary devices found at an upscale Lincoln, California, subdivision. No one has been charged yet in the attempted arson in Lincoln.

Both attempted arsons were claimed by the Earth Liberation Front in letters sent to a number of newspapers.

The full text of the criminal complaint against Lewis can be read here.


Suspect in ecoterror attack called polite, sweet. KRCA, February 11, 2005.

Arrest made in one of three alleged eco-terror arsons. Don Thompson, Associated Press, February 10, 2005.

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