Two Former Midland Men Facing Federal Charges after RNC Plot

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two Texas men are facing federal charges after authorities in Minneapolis say they plotted an attack on law enforcement during the Republican National Convention.

According to the Midland Reporter Telegram, former Midlanders, 22-year-old David Guy McKay and 23-year-old Bradley Neil Crowder who now live in Austin planned to throw molotov cocktails they made at law enforcement vehicles parked in a St. Paul lot.

Officials used electronic surveillance to catch the men.

They're each charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and will go before a judge on Tuesday.

Crowder and McKay allegedly belong to the Austin Affinity Group.

FBI officials say they've been investigating the organization since last year.