3 self-described ‘boogaloo’ members indicted on terrorism charges in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Three self-described ‘”boogaloo” members, accused of trying to incite violence during Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Las Vegas, were indicted on two counts of terrorism and two counts related to possession of explosives, according to a court document released Wednesday.

Stephen T. Parshall, 35, Andrew Lynam, 23, and William L. Loomis, 40, were arrested in Las Vegas on May 30, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The three were indicted by a federal jury and a Clark County grand jury Wednesday, the newspaper reported.

The men face state terrorism and explosive charges and federal charges of conspiring to cause destruction by fire and explosives, and possessing an unregistered destructive device, a Molotov cocktail, according to court documents.

The term “boogaloo” is used by an extremist movement to signify a coming civil war. Parshall served in the Navy, Lynam is a member of the United States Army Reserve and Loomis served in the Air Force, according to ABC News.

Chief District Judge Linda Bell set $1 million bail for all three defendants and “high-level electronic monitoring” if they end up being released. Bell also ordered the men to appear for a July 16 arraignment on the charges.

The three men are also facing similar charges filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, CNN reported. They are currently in federal custody, according to the Justice Department.

The case now goes to the Clark County District Court for trial.

If convicted of federal charges, each man faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosives, CNN reported.

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