Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ohio Militia Members Among Those Plotting Police Attacks

...Among those taken into custody, 27-year-old Kristopher Sickles of Sandusky and 33-year-old Jacob Ward of Huron.

Kristopher Sickle's wife told the Associated Press that her husband, a laid off sales associate at a local mall, occasionally trained with the militia but she says he had no knowledge of any plans to kill anyone or attack the U.S. government.

But U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the nine arrests have quote "dealt a severe blow to a dangerous organization that stands accused of conspiring to levy war against the United States."

Kristopher Sickles's wife says her husband and the other northeast Ohioan now under arrest, Jacob Ward, have known each other since childhood.

The AP says Ward's mother told Huron Police that family members took away his guns last summer because they thought he needed mental health treatment.