Sheriff's office honored for thwarting plot to kill Obama

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Friday, April 10 2015 Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 1:14:00 PM CDT April 10, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

VERSAILLES - The United States Secret Service presented a plaque to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office Friday for apprehending a man who allegedly planned to kill President Obama.

Morgan County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Cameron J. Stout on Mar. 17. U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson said Stout had done research and asked people to help him carry out a plan to assassinate the president.

Dickinson said Stout had asked a former member for Aryan Nations, a white-supremacist group, for help getting a rifle. 

Stout allegedly drew diagrams of Washington D.C. and considered areas to shoot from. Dickinson said Stout gave the diagrams to the former Aryan Nations member, who turned them over to law enforcement.

Stout allegedly got a gun with a high-power scope and eventually planned to shoot the President the next time he visited Kansas City.

In March, a judge found probable cause that Stout had planned to shoot Obama. Stout was set to remain in federal custody throughout court proceedings. 

 

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