by Max Brantley
The U.S. attorney's office announced today that a superseding indictment had been issued in the case of Mark Krause, the Carroll County artist charged with placing an improvised explosive in a soda can at a polling place at Osage. It didn't detonate.
The new indictment adds charges against Michael Pierce, 69, of Eureka Springs. He and Krause are accused of helping each other possess an unregistered firearm in the form of a destructive device. Pierce is charged with two more counts of possessing unregistered firearms (destructive devices) and two counts of making false statements to the FBI. The Lovely County Citizen reported a raid on Pierce's property in January.