The stepmother of a man charged with being part ofsays she helped talk him into surrendering during a standoff with the FBI.
Donna Stone says she recorded messages played Monday night for Joshua Matthew Stone over a loudspeaker in rural Lenawee County. Joshua Stone, 21, had been holed-up in a nearby trailer.
Joshua Stone and eight others are charged in a federal indictment with being members of the Hutaree Christian militia. Prosecutors say the group was preparing for battle against the Antichrist and the U.S. government.
Joshua Stonebefore a U.S. District Court magistrate and was ordered held without bond until a hearing Wednesday.
His father, David Brian Stone, is named as the group's ringleader. Donna Stone's biological son, David Brian Stone Jr., is accused of being one of its leaders.
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