ADRIAN, Mich. (WXYZ) - The FBI says they have arrested the final suspect in the Hutaree case.
The arrest of Josh Stone, son of the group's leader David Stone, came after a standoff in North Adams Village, about 30 miles from the site of Saturday's raid in Adrian. The younger Stone has been on the run since the raid.
Agents say Stone was hiding in a home with 5 other adults and a toddler. Agents say the people inside were all there willingly and were not being held hostage. Stone was coaxed out when agents played messages from the Stone family over a loudspeaker system.
The five other people in the house were also taken into custody. It is not clear what connection, if any, they have to the Hutaree organization. It is also not yet clear if they will face any charges in the case.
Several members of Hutaree, a religious militia group based out of Lenawee County, are facing federal charges that include conspiracy and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction.
Nine people have been charged with a list of federal crimes. Seven of the suspects appeared in court Monday morning to be indicted.
Arrests were made over the weekend after the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force took part in raids around Adrian that may be connected to a religious militia group known as "Hutaree."
In a federal indictment, the government says the group is an anti-government, extremist organization that planned war with the United States. It is also alleged that the group wanted to kill members of law enforcement.
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