Arkansas Doctor Charged With Owning 98 Illegal Grenades Wants Case Dismissed

An Arkansas doctor charged with illegally owning grenades has pleaded not guilty as his defense lawyer argued to have his case dismissed.

Randeep Mann's lawyers submitted a not guilty plea on his behalf Tuesday to one felony charge that accuses him of owning 98 high-explosive grenades found in the woods near his home.

But lawyer Blake Hendrix also filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying the 50-year-old's right to a speedy trial has been violated. Hendrix says 36 days have passed between Mann's arrest and his indictment, which breaks a 30-day limit set in federal law.

U.S. Attorney Jane Duke did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday.

If convicted, Mann faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.