40+ Officers & ATF Agents Raid Home of Youtube Gun Personality FPSRussia
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FPSRussia is one of the most well known channels on Youtube.
Georgia native Kyle Myers speaks with a Russian accent and demonstrates using some of rarest and most entertaining weapons on the planet.
Myers business partner was found murdered in his office back in January.
According to independentmail.com:
Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas would not say whose properties were searched or if anything was found. But he confirmed that the searches were in connection with the investigation into Ratliff’s death in January.
Authorities said the search was for illegal explosives.
Myers often blows up cars, refrigerators, and other objects in his Youtube videos.
According to onlineathens.com:
Federal agents, accompanied by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and deputies with the sheriff’s offices in Franklin and Hart counties, raided the Royston residence of Myers. Authorities also raided on Tuesday the 60-acre farm of Lamar Myers, Kyle’s father, in Lavonia.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, federal investigators descended on Carnesville and Hart County Wednesday with warrants.
“On March 25th we were notified by agents with the ATF in Atlanta that they would be executing two search warrants signed by a federal magistrates,” Thomas said. “One (warrant) in Franklin County and one Hart County. I notified the Hart County Sheriff and at 9a Wednesday morning, our officers met with the ATF agents at the Franklin County location.”
“They were conducting an investigation regarding the explosives the pair were using on their You Tube show,” Cleveland said. “They were blowing up cars and other things in Hart County on their farm. Agents were looking for explosives or anything connected to explosives that would have put them in violation of federal law.”
“The way I understand it they were using Tannerite. It’s legal up to a certain amount and agents were looking for any violations of federal guidelines,” Cleveland said.
No arrests were made and authorities did not say if any explosives were found.
The FPSRussia Youtube channel has over 3.4 million subscribers, is one of the largest channels on Youtube and is the largest gun related channel on Youtube. Myers has been in several Call of Duty video game commercials and promotions as well.
Here is a sample of one of FPSRussia’s typical videos.