We brought you word last month about the arrest of eight members of the so-called Hutaree militia. But one member who managed to get a jump on the feds and get away was 21 year old Joshua Stone, son of militia leader David Stone.
While on the lam, Stone made contact with various other local militia members and with their assistance had everything set for one of those zero to Armageddon in sixty seconds blowouts with a stash of weapons, a barricaded house and a couple of fellow militia types ready to go out in a blaze of glory in a shoot out with the feds. Happily, some steady law enforcement work, helped along by recordings of family members begging Stone to surrender, finally managed to end the standoff without any gunfire or loss of life.
Justin Elliott brings us the latest on the story.
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