MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Muslim groups are criticizing a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Tennessee man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in a Muslim community in New York state.
Court records show Robert Doggart is on home detention after the magistrate judge allowed his release on $30,000 bond after he agreed to plead guilty in April to plotting an attack on "Islamberg," a self-named Muslim community near Hancock, New York.
Another judge last month tossed out the plea agreement.
Doggart was indicted Tuesday on a charge of soliciting another person to attack the mosque.
Doggart's lawyer didn't return repeated calls seeking comment.
Ibrahim Hooper at the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Doggart poses a threat to the Muslim community and shouldn't have been released.