Baylor Eldric Maggenti, 66, Costa Mesa, was charged today with one felony count each of intent to unlawfully make a destructive device, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and possession of an assault weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years and four months in state prison. Maggenti is being held on $150,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today, Dec. 19, 2012, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined, according to the Orange County District Attorney.
I found what appears to be Maggenti’s Facebook page and it is quite illuminating. According to his Facebook page, Maggenti is a “Conservative” and he is a fan of failed Repbulican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan. He also “likes” Freedomworks. His Facebook friends include a whole lot of Baptists.
Maggenti’s Facebook profile picture depicts him as a young man in the U.S. Armed Forces, in 1967, which was during the Vietnam War. I also found an online picture of Maggenti doing an invocation for what appears to be the U.S. Coast Guard. And I found an online picture of his company’s building.
I also found that Maggenti has a Huffington Post profile! Well, he did but it has been removed. Darn. But I did find a comment he made about President Barack Obama’s dog, “So now o is using the dog to get votes. His daughter to Camp David wasn’t enough. Did they abandon him. And now the dog didn’t even stay. No one likes to be used.” He had several comments on that dog story but they were all pretty inane.
“Investigators also discovered 34 firearms during the search of the office unit, including “handguns and rifles, some semiautomatic and some commemorative or collectible in nature,” as well as a “short-barreled shotgun and a semiautomatic handgun with potentially illegal modifications,” the police statement said,” according to the O.C. Register.
Did Maggenti have foul plans in mind? Or is he just a good old boy who made a mistake? We’ll have to see what the investigators come up with. But I sure came up with more than the O.C. Register and the OC Weekly did!