Alleged Pepsi Can Bomber Held In Arkansas

Mark Krause, the 40-year-old Arkansas man the feds allege planted an IED made out of a Pepsi can at a polling place during the Democratic Senate primary this summer, will be held in custody until a detention hearing later this week, a federal judge ruled Monday.Krause’s mom was able to visit him yesterday morning for 20 minutes via video visitation at Washington County Jail, friend and supporter Anna Thomas told TPM. Another friend, Jill Turman, was able to speak with him via telephone.

Friends have rallied to the defense of Krause, the blacksmith the government says left a 12-ounce can of Pepsi soda with wires coming out of it sitting by the gym door on election day.

Krause’s detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Fayetteville. Documents show that when he was arrested last month Krause invoked his fifth and sixth amendment rights to have his attorney present for all questioning.