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UPDATE: Whitman County Man Arrested By The FBI Appears In Court

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UPDATE: JD Hop appeared on Thursday morning and plead not guilty. Hop is expected to appear in court on Friday morning.

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PULLMAN, Wash. -  Federal agents served multiple search warrants while  arresting a Whitman County man on Wednesday afternoon. Agents declined to specify the criminal charge, citing a sealed court document expected to be discussed in court on Thursday. The Associated Press reports Hop was recently indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

JD Hop was arrested in Pullman after a "months long" investigation, according to Don Robinson with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He declined to elaborate on the focus of the investigation or how the investigation started.

Hop is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on Thursday to hear the allegations against him. It is possible court documents outlining the government's case will be unsealed then.

Several blogs cite postings from someone named "JD Hop" who rails against the mixing of races. Federal agents declined to clarify what role possible ties to white supremacists played in their investigation.

Agent Robinson specified the investigation of Hop was not linked to a backpack bomb found along the Martin Luther King Unity March in January.

While assisting federal agents on Wednesday, local law enforcement from Pullman noticed items they believe to be stolen property. Authorities with the Pullman Police Department and Whitman County Sheriff's Office requested separate search warrants to re-enter the home to conduct a stolen property investigation.

Authorities on-scene described the potentially stolen items as "electronics and tools."

 
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