Larry Eugene North, a man accused of placing 36 pipe bombs into mailboxes across east Texas, was indicted yesterday on charges of possessing an illegal firearm or destructive device. In an interview with Talking Points Memo, Brit Featherston, first assistant U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said North had anti-government motives:
“It does appear that there were two motives: one, that he was disenchanted with the federal government, and, two, he was disenchanted with an individual who he perceived that had wronged him,” says Featherston of 52-year-old Larry North, who was arrested today.
North, who is reported to have “a constellation of physical and emotional issues,” could face 10 years in prison. As reported by Alan Colmes, this is not the first time North has clashed with the law. In the late 1980s, North was arrested on a charge of unlawfully carrying a prohibited weapon. He was convicted of the Class A misdemeanor charge in 1989, but information was unavailable on whether he was sentenced to jail or just paid the $100 court fine.