A Napa County man was charged Tuesday with violations of federal weapons laws after investigators discovered a trove of pipe bombs and firearms at his home and business.
Ian Benjamin Rogers, 44, was found in possession of five pipe bombs, 49 firearms and two dozen ammunition boxes containing thousands of rounds, according to an affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Stephanie Minor.
Investigators also found materials “that could be used to manufacture explosive devices” and a copy of “The Anarchist Cookbook.”.
Minor’s affidavit stated that she is assigned to the Domestic Terrorism Squad of the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office.
The affidavit alleged that Rogers displayed a decal on his website proclaiming his membership in a group referred to as “Three Percenters.”
The affidavit reports that a bomb technician associated with the Napa County Sheriff’s Office examined the seized pipe bombs and preliminarily determined them to be “fully operational.”.
The weapons offenses carry a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine, according to the federal complaint. »