Tennessee man facing new charges over Muslim assault plot

A Tennessee man accused of planning to burn down a mosque in New York is now facing more federal charges.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/23s7ABx ) reported that a grand jury on Tuesday indicted Robert Doggart on solicitation to commit arson of a building and threat in interstate commerce charges.

In July 2015, a grand jury indicted the 64-year-old Doggart on charges of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation. He pleaded not guilty.

Authorities believe Doggart spent months plotting an assault on a Muslim community outside Hancock, New York. He was arrested in April 2015.

Doggart's attorney Garth Best couldn't be reached for comment.

Doggart is scheduled to appear in federal court in Chattanooga on June 3.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com