Jacob Ward, one of the nine alleged Hutaree militia members charged in an alleged plot to kill police, reportedly became irate at Ohio police last year after they refused to press charges against his mother, who had confiscated Ward’s AK-47 and pistol.
The Detroit Free Press reports on the unusual reason Ward, of Huron, Ohio, said he needed the guns:
Police reports indicate Ward wanted his AK47 and .45-caliber pistol back because an Ohio crime family was after him for trying to marry a Macedonian woman who had been held captive on an island in Lake Erie by another crime family.
Ward’s mother told police she seized the guns because she was worried about her son’s mental state, reports said.
The Free Press has also produced a useful timeline of the government’s version of events that led up to the arrests of the members of the Christian militia. Read it here.
The Toledo Blade has an interesting report on Tina Stone, the only woman of the nine charged Hutaree, and the wife of leader David Stone. A former neighbor told the paper that Tina Stone is a good person who is “easily impressed” and that “whatever guy she was dating, she went with his group.”
The Stones were married in full militia garb.