Skip to comments.Suspect in $400M sub blaze appears in court
Posted on 07/24/2012 2:26:30 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
PORTLAND, Maine A civilian employee of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard arrested in connection with the May 23 blaze that caused $400 million in damage to the submarine USS Miami made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court on Monday afternoon.
Casey J. Fury, 24, a Portsmouth resident and Portsmouth High School Class of 2006 graduate, was a civilian employee working aboard the submarine as a painter and sandblaster, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Maine. He was arrested Friday at the shipyard on two counts of arson within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, said U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine Thomas Delahanty II.
Fury, who had been held at Cumberland County Jail since his arrest, appeared in U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday afternoon. Flanked by U.S. marshals, Fury entered the court room wearing an orange prisoner's uniform with his hands cuffed behind his back.
He did not enter a plea during the hearing in front of Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III, nor did he have bail set. Fury is being detained at the request of the government and will appear in court again Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 9:30 a.m. for a combined preliminary examination (probable cause hearing) and detention hearing, at which bail could be set.
Rich informed Fury that the prosecution had filed a motion suggesting that no set of conditions exist that would ensure Fury's appearance in court and the safety of the community if he is released on bail. The judge said Fury would have to present evidence to the contrary in order to receive bail.
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$400 million in damage from setting a pile of rags on fire? Wow.
>> The judge said Fury would have to present evidence to the contrary in order to receive bail.
“Your Honor, I have a job at the shipyard! I have to show up for work or they’ll FIRE me. I burn with passion for my job at the shipyard! Besides if I don’t show up there’s no one to sub for me!”
Maybe this clown can #Occupy the same FloMax cell as the Colorado Joker. Wouldn’t that be a hoot. They’re about the same age.
>>$400 million in damage from setting a pile of rags on fire? Wow.
It spread beyond the rags. A submarine in overhaul is a mess with temporary decks in place made of plywood and 2x4s. Once the fire damages the cables strapped to the inside of the hull, you are looking at a complete rebuild.
To quote Bugs Bunny: “What a maroon; an ultra-maroon!”
Yeah, good thing the fire only destroyed a couple hammers..
(a joke about how the Defense Department overspends, for those that have never been in procurement)
pill head....anxious because he wasn’t high enough
It's been said before, and I'll say it again. Society of this generation have pampered the young so much; that they are totally unaware and have no appreciation for consequences of their actions. They have been spared spankings and any meaningful punishments - so doing outrageous things (like setting fires to a sub, or shooting people in a theater - simply to get their way), has neither a moral, ethical or physical consequence.
In short, why not? Will they be sent to sit on a chair for 15 minutes? Look at this idiot, and you'll see a generation just like him. Irresponsible, no respect for himself nor anyone else. Proverbs 13:24 says it bluntly "Spare the rod and spoil the child". We have allowed a whole generation to be spoiled; let us now delight in the bounty of the crop we have planted, so lovingly.
Will he be laid off as so many are today?
The jerk knew where to set those rags for max effect. When an arsonist sets a home ablaze and knows people are inside, that is attempted murder. That standard should apply.
It won't happen, but I hope he gets the noose.
Actually he destroyed the torpedo room and the control room.
band, percussion ensemble, latin club making license plates, prison bitch
undecided federal prison
Life goes on Sitting down is overrated.
I am surprized that we was allowed to take a cigarette lighter on board, especially on a submarine being overhauled. Does this sound right to you?
“...on two counts of arson within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction...
Whaddaya spose that means?
I was on a sub and we were in the yards for overhaul twice. I don’t recall any restrictions of that nature on the yardbirds. Mind you that was more than 30 years ago and I’m sure some things have changed.
I believe so, and I read somewhere that complicates the repair problem. When San Francisco ran into the sea mount they simply cut off her damaged bow section and replaced it with the bow section of a decommed boat. There is no such option here.