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Varnell met with an undercover FBI agent at a restaurant in Elk City, where he detailed "wanting to start a revolution," according to a federal criminal complaint.
The FBI agent posed as an explosives expert who wanted to help Varnell accomplish his plans, according to the court filing.
The undercover agent is referred to in court documents as "the Professor."
Varnell said he identified with the "III% ideology," a paramilitary group that is hostile to the federal government. He also said he liked the movie "Fight Club," in which the protagonist hopes to erase all debt by blowing up buildings where credit card records are stored.
Varnell had a bunker to store food and supplies on his family's property in Sayre, an informant told the FBI.
The bunker is described in court filings as a large storage container buried on three sides with power running to it and the lights on.
Varnell allegedly also told the informant that he was building a secret room hidden by a bookcase in a new house his family was building. The room would be used to grow marijuana, the informant said.
We as a family are extremely distraught about this situation with our son Jerry Drake Varnell, but what the public must understand is that he is a paranoid schizophrenic and is extremely susceptible to different types of ideology that normal people would deem immoral. Underneath his condition, he is a sweet-hearted person and we are extremely shocked that this event has happened. However, what truly has us flabbergasted is the fact that the FBI knew he was schizophrenic. The State of Oklahoma found him mentally incompetent and we, his parents have legal guardianship over him by the Court. These documents are sealed from the public, which is why no news media outlet has been able to obtain them. The FBI clearly knew that he was schizophrenic because they have gathered every ounce of information on him. Reading the criminal complaint against him has brought us great pause due to the numerous lies from the informant. We do not have an underground bunker! We built our home a few years ago and bought a storage container, as we use it for a storm shelter. We only recently pushed dirt up around it to make it safe. The building is used for storage and is NOT a bunker full of food and supplies, in fact the doors close from the outside. It has neither electricity nor anything that would make it habitable.
He has no job, no money, no vehicle, and no driver’s license, due to the fact that he is schizophrenic and we; his parents do everything we can possible to keep him safe and functional.
He has attended college and just enrolled in welding school. His medications allow him to be somewhat functional but he will never be completely functional in life. His brain does not work like a normal person and never will due to the nature of his mental illness. He has suffered through countless serious full-blown schizophrenic delusional episodes and he has been put in numerous mental hospitals since he was 16 years old.
We know who their informant is and what the public should know is that he is that a drug-dealing criminal. On June 15, 2017, Jerry’s Father told the criminal informant “that he was not allowed back on our property and if he returned we would have him arrested for trespassing and drugs”.
originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: liveandlearn
So just let people cause destruction, without trying to stop them first?
Without trying to entrap them first. The guy needed help yet they found someone to encourage him. If you didn't read the op you should go back. There were other options than entrap him so the FBI could have a win.
I believe the point being made is that the suspected "terrorist" didn't have the means to be a terrorist until the agent materialized. The fact the suspected terrorist is a 'brain donor' just adds to the senility of the crime, or suspected would-be crime.
Are there not enough 'real terrorist' around that anybody that has typed anything on what should be an anonymous message board is now a terrorist IF You know if the alpha bet agencies assist them in getting their bomb making gear...
If the FBI hadn't showed up, this crook would be easy to spot walking on the side of the road, talking to Himself carrying the bomb He made...
That is what I meant. There is little chance of this guy actually pulling off a caper of this magnitude. He hasn't got a pot to piss in but some built up aggressions...
Or We can just cite what the Courts of Oklahoma has already determined "Mentally Incompetent"
"No" on the hunting but He and His hermaphroditic sibling and I go fishing quite often.. We go to the dog park and then go fish..
he is a paranoid schizophrenic and is extremely susceptible to different types of ideology that normal people would deem immoral