Court Docs Say AK Militia Members Plotted To Use ‘Twice The Force’ Against Law Enforcement | Talking Points Memo

Five suspected Alaska militia members arrested last week were arraigned in court on Friday, and the criminal complaints in the case reveal how they allegedly stockpiled weapons while plotting to keep their leader, Schaeffer Cox, from being arrested after skipping his court date.TPM reported last week that Alaska Peacemakers Militia leader Schaeffer Cox, Lonnie. G. Vernon and his wife Karen Vernon, and Coleman Barney and Michael Anderson were arrested and charged with allegedly conspiring to kill multiple Alaska State Troopers and a federal judge. Among the charges were “conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit arson, misconduct involving weapons in the third degree, hindering prosecution in the first degree and tampering with evidence.” Lonnie G. Vernon was also charged in federal court for threatening to kill District Court Judge Ralph Beistline, who is presiding over Lonnie and Karen Vernon’s tax evasion case. Vernon pleaded not guilty on Friday.

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