Napa Man Denies Pipe Bomb Charges; Judge Reduces Bail

An auto shop owner from Napa pleaded not guilty Friday to more than two dozen state counts alleging he had amassed a cache of illegal weapons and explosives while text messaging about “going to war” in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Ian Rogers, 44, faces 28 counts, including possessing five pipe bombs and as many as eight illegal weapons seized during a state and federal raid on his British Auto Repair business and home in Napa.

Besides illegal weapons, authorities seized Nazi related material, a “white privilege” card and bomb-making manuals during the raid earlier this month.

In a separate federal complaint, FBI investigators pointed to

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