Two men planted bomb at woman’s house, planned to release large snake to eat her daughter, feds say

Published 8:07 am Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Two Georgia men have been indicted on multiple charges after allegedly bombing a woman’s house and planning to kill, harass and ultimately kill the woman and her daughter, including plans to release a large snake in the house to eat the daughter.

Stephen Glosser, 37, and Caleb Kinsey, 34, both of Richmond Hill, Ga., are charged with Stalking; Use of an Explosive to Commit Another Felony Offense; Conspiracy to Use an Explosive to Commit a Felony; and Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device. Kinsey also is charged with False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm, and Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon.

The conspiracy charge carries a statutory penalty upon conviction of up to 20 years in prison, with an additional 10 years upon conviction for the charge of using an explosive to commit a felony. There is no parole in the federal system.

The indictment in USA v. Glosser et al., returned by the March session of the U.S. District Court Grand Jury, was announced by Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Jill E. Steinberg. It alleges from December 2022 to January 2023, the two men used electronic communications to place Victim 1 under surveillance “with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate,” and used a destructive device during that conduct.

The conspiracy charge describes using cell phones to “create a plan to kill, intimidate, harass, or injure the victim” through methods including shooting arrows into the victim’s front door, acquiring and releasing “a large python into the victim’s home to eat the victim’s daughter,” mailing dog feces or dead rats to the victim’s home, scalping the victim, and blowing up the victim’s home.

The indictment further alleges that Glosser located the victim’s home using internet searches, mapped out a path to the victim’s residence, and then with Kinsey acquired and built an explosive device at Glosser’s home using Tannerite that Kinsey purchased online. The two then “used a destructive device to blow up the victim’s home” on or about Jan. 13, 2023.

Both Glosser and Kinsey are in custody awaiting further court proceedings and are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and its K-9 unit, the Savannah Fire Department, and the Grant Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff’s Office, and Prosecuted for the United States by Southern District of Georgia Assistant U.S. Attorney L. Alexander Hamner.