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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Georgia

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Bobby L. Christine
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barry L. Paschal

Federal Complaint Charges Savannah Man With Fire-Related Offenses

Charges carry possible 20-year prison sentence

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Savannah man has been charged in a federal complaint with charges related to a fire.

In a complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Savannah today, Aug. 28, Barry Wright, 52, of Savannah, was charged with one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device, and one count of the use of fire or explosive to commit a felony offense, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Each charge carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison, and there is no parole in the federal system.

Criminal complaints contain only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Savannah Police Department, and is being prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tania Groover and Joseph McCool.


Atlanta Field Division