Federal Indictment Dismissed Against Owner Of Machine Gun Nest

A judge said the defendant’s right to a speedy trial were violated.

Baltimore, Md (KM) A federal judge has dismissed an indictment against a Frederick man, stating that his speedy  trial rights were violated.

Robert Krop, who co-owns the Machine Gun nest, was indicted last year, along with Sheriff Chuck Jenkins,  on five counts of conspiracy and making false statements to illegally acquire machine guns. Both men have pleaded not guilty.

The Frederick News Post is reporting that federal prosecutors have three weeks to decide whether to file a new indictment against Krop.

Jenkins is still facing similar charges.

By Kevin McManus