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Two men who allegedly shot at FBI agents indicted Wednesday 

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A Tennessee man and a Missouri man were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges stemming from their threats of violence against Border Patrol agents as well as an armed assault of FBI agents, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Bryan C. Perry, 37, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Jonathan S. O’Dell, 33, of Warsaw, Missouri, were charged in a 44-count second indictment by a federal grand jury, which supersedes the previous charges filed against them in October, according to the press release.

Perry and O’Dell remain in federal custody without bond.

The indictment alleges that Perry and O’Dell participated in a conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States government. They allegedly planned to travel to Texas to shoot at illegal immigrants crossing the United States – Mexico border. According to the indictment, they also planned to murder officers and employees of the U.S. Border Patrol who would attempt to stop them.

The release states they’re charged together in seven counts of the attempted murder of FBI special agents, seven counts of assaulting FBI special agents with a deadly weapon, three counts of assaulting FBI special agents, 14 counts of using a gun  in furtherance of a crime of violence and one count of damaging federal property.

Perry is also charged with two counts of being a felon with a gun, one count of having a gun with an obliterated serial number, one count of the possession of body armor by a violent felon, one count of possessing an explosive, and one count of threatening to injure another person, the release states.

O’Dell is also charged with one count of having  a gun  while subject to a court order of protection, one count of threatening to injure another person, and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.

An affidavit in October stated the FBI received an anonymous tip in September that a TikTok account -- eventually identified as Perry -- posted a video about conducting a violent attack against the United States Government, and starting a war against the government.

In other videos, Perry allegedly accused the U.S. Border Patrol of committing treason and wanted to recruit members to his "group" and made threats to "take the country back," among other things.

On Sept. 25, a TikTok account ran by O'Dell indicated he wanted to leave for Texas in October.

On Oct. 3, Perry allegedly had a conversation with an FBI Confidential Human Source while making threats against agents. Perry told the source he also planned on taking a group of six people to take over Washington D.C.

The FBI arrived to O'Dell's residence to execute the search warrant and announced they were there by loudspeaker. Roughly eight or nine rounds were allegedly fired from the front of the house at one of the FBI's vehicles. Agents did not shoot back.

Perry came out of the house and was arrested. Perry allegedly took credit for shooting at the agents. O'Dell was found in the building.

Police found two guns at the residence. There were no reported injuries.

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