Marshall E Leonard, 61 of Tupelo, Mississippi has been arrested and charged with detonating an explosive device at a local WalMart Superstore early this past Sunday. No one was injured and damage was estimated at less than $10,000 to the building due to the explosion. Leonard committed the alleged crime, law enforcement in Tupelo informs, due to WalMart’s policy of not selling confederate flags. He was arrested less than an hour after the bombing when his confederate flag sticker bedecked vehicle ran a red light near the store.
Mississippi has been embroiled in a debate over the confederate symbols on its state flag with the University of Mississippi board deciding to take down the flag because it could make some students feel unwelcome at Ole Miss. This comes months after the Confederate battle flag was removed from the capitol grounds in South Carolina in the wake of the terrorist hate crimes of Dylan Roof which left nine black church members dead in Charleston, South Carolina.
Leonard was an ardent supporter of the flag often seen flying a four foot Mississippi flag out of the sunroof of his car. His anger boiled over in late October when he posted at the Facebook page of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on the 28th, “Journal Corporate … You are on final warning … You are part if the problem. As a result of this, yall are going down, along with WALMART, WTVA, REEDS DEPARTMENT STORE, AND ALL THE REST OF THE ANTI-AMERICAN CROOKS. GET YOURSELF READY…THE LORD IS COMMING (sic) AFTER YALL….IM NOT KIDDING NO MESSING AROUND ANYMORE! YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED ALL OF YA!”
No word yet on Leonard’s bail at this time.
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