Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel with the U.S Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, The U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, the FBI and the Michigan State Police announced thursday a joint law enforcement effort that after months of work culminated wednesday night in the execution of a series of search warrants and 13 arrest.
The individuals charged include 38 year old William Null of Shelbyville charged with providing material support for terrorist acts, a 20 year felony, also charged is 38 year old Michael Null of Plainwell. He is also charged with providing material support for terrorist acts-a 20 year felony.
Both were arraigned in Antrim County and are reportedly members of the Barry County based Michigan Liberty Militia.
The suspects, now under arrest, are alleged to have called on the groups' members to identify the home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, made threats of violence to instigate a civil war leading to societal collapse,and engage in planning and training for an operation to attack the state Capitol building, and kidnap government officials including Governor Gretchen Whitmer.