Alleged terror suspect transferred to Boone Co. Jail

Published: Jan. 18, 2015 at 1:19 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2015 at 8:50 AM EST
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BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - The Green Township man accused in a terror-related plot to blow up the U.S. Capitol and shoot government employees and members of Congress was transferred from the Butler County Jail to the Boone County Jail Friday.

According to the Boone County Jail, Christopher Cornell, 20, was booked into Boone County Jail Friday. He is listed as "federal prisoner held-in transit."

There has been no word from the Boone County Jail as to why Cornell was transferred from the Butler County Jail. He was being held in isolation at the Butler County Jail.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman ruled Friday that there will be no bond for Cornell.

Judge Bowman ruled that Cornell was a threat to the community and a flight risk.

Cornell's attorney, Karen Savir, asked the judge to force the Butler County Jail to allow Cornell a prayer rug and a clock to perform scheduled prayers. In addition, asked to have Cornell off isolation.

Friday was the first time that Cornell had faced a federal judge since being arrested Wednesday.

Cornell was arrested Wednesday while walking out of Point Blank Range and Gun shop on Harrison Avenue in Colerain Township, where he had just purchased 600 rounds of ammunition, officials say.

During several meetings with an FBI informant, Cornell disclosed that he had researched how to construct pipe bombs and the cost of guns they would purchase for an attack, according to documents.

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