Additionally, Adam Herz had been questioned while re-entering the United States from Lebanon twice, in May 20.On March 26, investigators found a shipment of 53 guns and 6,800 rounds of ammunition inside three Bobcat skid loaders inside a shipping container at the port in Norfolk, Va.In total, the group bought 19 handguns and rifles and between 2,000 and 3,000 rounds of 5.7 mm ammo from the unidentified store.
Police found a pair of jeans inside Wright’s home covered in blood that later tested positive for the DNA of both Maxwell and Sonja Foster, Meyer said.
Lebanon Police Officer Justin Fuston read a statement on behalf of the Foster family during Monday’s news conference.“As a result of one man’s senseless actions, Max Foster was taken from us early on Father’s Day morning," Fuston read.
Agents' reviews of several Iowa gun stores' records found the group purchased at least 113 firearms valued at more than $100,000 over 17 months.
The complaint notes that the family could have purchased additional guns in private sales or from stores whose records weren't reviewed by agents.
The security source also said that "an eight-month-old baby, likely the child of one of the rescued women" was found during the raid.
Prosecutors will weigh whether to seek the death penalty against a 19-year-old man charged Monday in the stabbing death of a Lebanon man.
Several months earlier, the group had purchased several guns, as well as the store's entire stock of 5.7 mm ammunition.
The store owner told agents he'd seen the group buy approximately 20 firearms at an eastern Iowa gun show late last year or early in 2015, according to the complaint. 19, the three men returned to the store and again bought all the 5.7 mm ammunition available and put in requests to buy firearms accessories and 20 collapsible butt stocks for "AR-style" rifles.
The ISF arrested two men and eight women guarding the apartments where the victims were kept, but two other suspects remain at large, according to the statement.
Security forces also arrested a doctor and a nurse who worked for the traffickers."During their interrogation, the doctor admitted to performing nearly 200 abortions" for the captive women, the ISF said in a statement.
Lehammer said Midamar first learned about the investigation into the Herz family Tuesday morning when agents with the U. Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived to search Midamar's headquarters for documents related to Herz Enterprises.