Nine Hutaree Militia Members Indicted, Leader David Brian Stone
Hutaree Militia Planned Domestic Terror Operations, According to US Dept. of Justice
Nine members of the Hutaree Militia, a Christian separatist group, have been indicted on terror-related charges, including leader David Brian Stone. The Hutaree militia is accused of plotting to kill a police officer, and then to murder more police officers at the subsequent funeral, using homemade explosives.
The US Department of Justice has charged the Hutaree Militia with attempted use of weapons of mass destruction.
According to Hutaree's website, the organization is "Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive"
The Hutaree members indicted:
- David Brian Stone (aka "Captain Hutaree", the group's leader)
- Tina Stone
- Joshua atthew Stone
- David Brian tone, Jr.
- Joshua Clough
- Michael Meeks
- Thomas Piatek
- Kristopher Sickles
- Jacob Ward
As the AFT was raiding the Hutaree compound, the Hutaree sought refuge with the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, which declined to help, accourding to SMVM spokesman Michael Lackomar.
''It is believed by the Hutaree that this engagement would then serve as a catalyst for a more wide-sread uprising against the government,'' the indictment charges.
Stone’s ex-wife, Donna Stone, 44, of Adrian, said David Stone’s growing fascination with the Hutaree group caused her to leave the marriage.
She said he went from teaching people how to use handguns to talking about the end of the world.
“I just couldn’t go along with what he believed in. He started to take it too far,” Donna Stone said.
She said her biological son David Brian Stone Jr., who is David Sr.’s adopted son, was brainwashed by David Sr.