“I think that’s very likely,” federal public defender Jake Waldrop said. “I think in today’s culture a posting can be misinterpreted by the press, by the public, by anybody, whether it be a public person or a private citizen.”
Celia Savage, 23, of Cornelia, is charged with manufacturing pipe bombs, receiving or possessing pipe and using controlled substances while possessing firearms and destructive devices.
Savage was escorted by two U.S. Marshals as she entered the courtroom wearing handcuffs, jail-issued clothing and shackles on her feet.
With brown hair hanging over the left side of her face, Savage smiled at 14 family members and friends sitting nearby. After marshals removed the handcuffs and shackles, Savage took a seat next to Waldrop and briefly cried before Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole entered the courtroom.
The arraignment lasted about 20 minutes. Cole asked Savage if she understood the charges.
“Yes, ma’am,” Savage said before entering her not guilty plea.
If convicted, Savage faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.