Georgia Inmate Indicted on Federal Charges for Constructing and Mailing Bombs

David Cassady, a 55-year-old serving a life term at Phillips State Prison in Buford, Ga., has been indicted on multiple federal charges for allegedly constructing and mailing bombs to federal facilities.

According to Jill E. Steinberg, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, Cassady faces charges including Making an Unregistered Destructive Device, two counts of Mailing a Destructive Device, and two counts of Attempted Malicious Use of an Explosive.

The indictment states that Cassady, formerly an inmate at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Ga., constructed destructive devices while incarcerated and mailed two of them via U.S. Mail to federal facilities in Anchorage, Alaska, and Washington, D.C.

Authorities assert that the bombs were intended to maliciously damage or destroy federal buildings and posed a significant risk of injury to individuals.

The case is being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI Anchorage Office, Homeland Security Investigations Federal Protective Service, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Department of Corrections Office of Professional Responsibility.

Cassady, like all defendants, is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.