Militia suspects face charges in Michigan

Alleged Hutaree members are, from left to right, top row: David Stone, Sr.; Joshua Matthew Stone; David Stone, Jr. Left to right, bottom row:and Tina Mae Stone; Thomas Piatek; Joshua Clough. Left to right, bottom row: Jacob Ward; Michael Meeks and Kristopher Sickles.

DETROIT (AP) - The last of nine people charged with plotting to kill police has been arraigned in a Detroit federal court.

Joshua Matthew Stone, 21, was arraigned Tuesday before a U.S. District Court magistrate and was ordered held without bond until a hearing Wednesday.

Stone peacefully surrendered Monday night in Hillsdale County's Wheatland Township.

Authorities say Stone's father and seven others charged Monday were part of the Michigan-based Hutaree. They say the group plotted to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral - all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the government.

Stone was the only suspect not arrested during weekend raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


Associated Press writers John Seewer in Wheatland Township, Mich. Devlin Barrett in Washington, Meghan Barr in Sandusky, Ohio; David Aguilar and Jeff Karoub in Detroit; and Don Babwin in Chicago contributed to this report.

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