Who is the man who allegedly tried to bomb a Hermann Park Confederate statue?

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.

Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Andrew Schneck had been charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance.

The new arrest comes just nine months after he got off probation for a 2014 arrest.

Andrew Cecil Earhart Schneck, who pleaded guilty on Aug. 15, 2014, in a Houston federal court to a misdemeanor charge of "not conforming to storage of explosive material." He had to pay a fine of $160,000. That raid four years ago included three other homes.

The current complaint alleges that Schneck conducts "chemistry experiments" at his Houston residence.

Schneck is a graduate of Austin College where he received his chemistry degree.

He has no known connections to active political groups.

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