Suspect in power grid attack waives hearing
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Jacksonville man accused of attempting to sabotage a part of central Arkansas' power grid has waived a detention hearing.
The FBI said 37-year-old Jason Woodring was arrested last week and accused of setting a fire at an Entergy substation and bringing down two power lines in Lonoke County. Agents said he tried to bring down a tower bearing high-voltage lines.
Federal prosecutors said Woodring waived his right at a detention hearing Tuesday but that the suspect reserved the right to a later court appearance.
Lonoke County officials received reports of an explosion in Jacksonville last Friday and went to a site near Woodring's house. FBI agents said a blue hose at Woodring's home was similar to a hose found at the scene of one of the attacks.