Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hinesville Man Charged in Connection with Incident at Ft. Stewart

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Brian D. Lamkin, FBI Atlanta, announces the filing of federal charges via criminal complaint in connection with the September 6 incident involving an armed individual at the Winn Community Army Hospital in Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

Robert Anthony Quinones, age 29, of Hinesville, Georgia, is being charged via federal criminal complaint for violation of Title 18 United States Code 111, assault of a federal officer; Section 1201, kidnapping; Section 871, threatening to kill the President of the United States; Section 879, threatening to kill a former President of the United States.

On September 6, 2010, at approximately 4:00 a.m., it is alleged that Quinones, recently discharged from active U.S. Army service and currently serving at Ft. Stewart as a civilian, entered Ft. Stewart and subsequently Winn Community Army Hospital, carrying four firearms, those being an MP-5 assault rifle, an AR-15 assault rifle, and two handguns. Quinones is accused in the complaint of seizing and confining U.S. Army personnel while making certain demands. Based on comments made later to investigators, Quinones is also being charged with threatening the life of a current and former U.S. President.

It is anticipated that Quinones will make his initial appearance in front of a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.

It should be noted that the above are mere allegations and that all persons are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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