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Explo court date moved

William Wright
William Wright
David Fincher
David Fincher

The court date for one of three remaining Explo officials indicted on charges related to the Camp Minden explosion in 2012 has been moved.

William Terry Wright, of Bossier City, will go before a judge on Oct. 30, where previously it was set for Oct. 26.
David Allen Smith, of Winchester, Kentucky and David Fincher, of Burns Tennessee are still set to go before a judge on Sept. 28.

The above named defendants were charged with unlawful storage of explosives, criminal conspiracy to commit unlawful storage of explosives, reckless storage of explosives, criminal conspiracy to commit reckless storage of explosives, failure to obtain magazine license, criminal conspiracy to commit failure to obtain magazine license, failure to properly mark explosive material, criminal conspiracy to commit failure to properly mark explosive material, failure to keep accurate inventory and criminal conspiracy to commit failure to keep accurate inventory.

Three other defendants, Lionel Koons, Todd Dietrich and Michael Kile all pled guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Dietrich pled guilty to reckless handling of explosives. He was fined $1,000 plus court costs, must pay restitution of $1,000 to the Louisiana State Police and must serve two years active supervised probation. He was sentenced August 23, 2013.

Koons pled guilty to careless handling of explosives. He was fined $1,000 plus $1,000 in restitution to the state police and two years active supervised probation. He was sentenced August 23, 2013.

Kile pled guilty to careless use of explosives. He must pay $1,000 fine plus $1,000 to offset the cost of prosecution, placed on supervised probation but will consider unsupervised probation after eight months. He was sentenced Oct. 25, 2013.

All three entered guilty pleas in exchange for the misdemeanor charges and that they testify against Fincher, Smith and Wright. The three are also prohibited from employment by any company that has anything to do with explosives.