Three arrested in Lincoln firebombing attempt |

Three arrested in Lincoln firebombing attempt

The FBI announced today that authorities have arrested three Newcastle residents in connection with a December arson attempt on a residential development in Lincoln.

On Dec. 27, three explosive devices were found at a housing development in Lincoln. Those bombs, and several subsequent ones, are believed to have been planted by the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Keith Slotter and U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said the suspects arrested are Eva Holland, 25; Lili Marie Holland, 20; and Jeremiah Colcleasure, 24.

Eva and Lili Holland were arrested without incident in Loomis and Newcastle on March 4, and Colcleasure was arrested Monday. All three were arrested by the Sacramento Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Placer County Special Operations Unit.

The three were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit arson, according to a statement released by the FBI. Authorities have not said whether they believe the suspects are affiliated with the Earth Liberation Front.

The Sacramento Joint Terrorism Task Force is still investigating two similar incidents, in which explosive devices recently were found at the Auburn Department of Motor Vehicles office and the Placer County Courthouse in Auburn. Those bombs did not explode.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the task force at (916) 977-2240.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s The Union.

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