Couple pleads not guilty to allegedly planning attack in Toledo

Couple pleads not guilty to allegedly planning attack in Toledo
Elizabeth Lecron and Vincent Armstrong officially have been indicted and federal attorneys are presenting the case to a grand jury.

TOLEDO (WTOL) - A Toledo couple accused of planning an attack in Toledo plead not guilty to the charges brought against them in court on Thursday.

Both Elizabeth Lecron and Vincent Armstrong are pleading not guilty to the charges they are facing.

The couple has been indicted for conspiracy to use explosives and firearms to kill and injure others.

Lecron faces an additional charge of transporting explosives in interstate commerce, while Armstrong faces an additional count of making false statements.

The couple came to the attention of law enforcement last year after Lecron expressed a desire to conduct a violent attack.

Further investigation revealed Lecron often posted pictures and comments on social media glorifying mass murderers, including the Columbine shooters and Dylan Roof, the man who carried out a deadly shooting at a Charleston church.

Law enforcement searched the couple’s home where they found various weapons and instructions on making a bomb.

Armstrong denied discussing plans with Lecron to launch an attack. He also denied purchasing items that could be used to make a bomb.

Lecron allegedly bought black powder and screws to make a bomb, passing them off to an undercover agent.

Many of Armstrong’s family members were in court Thursday, shouting encouraging words of support and love to him as he entered the courtroom.

Armstrong will have a detention hearing in the beginning of February.

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