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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Missouri

www.justice.gov/usao/moe

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2013

Richard Callahan, United States Attorney

Contact: Jan Diltz, Public Information Officer
(314) 539-7719
jan.diltz@usdoj.gov

Missouri Man Charged with Attempted Arson of Planned Parenthood Facility

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced today that Jedediah Stout, 30, of Joplin, Mo., was charged today in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo., with the attempted arson of a Planned Parenthood facility.

As stated in the complaint affidavit, on Oct. 3, 2013, and Oct. 4, 2013, Stout made consecutive attempts to set fire to the Planned Parenthood facility in Joplin. In both instances he threw items containing an accelerant onto the roof of the facility, and then ignited material attached to the accelerant. Stout will have his initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Oct. 21, 2013.

Today’s charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Joplin Police Department. Prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Kelleher in conjunction with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

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