Stepmom Helped Militia Member's Surrender

In this photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service in Detroit, Joshua Matthew Stone is seen. Stone was apprehended Monday, March 29, 2010, in Hillsdale County, Mich., in the Hutaree militia case.
U.S. Marshals Service
Updated at 4:42 p.m. ET

The stepmother of a man charged with being part of a militia group planning to kill police says 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 Stone was arraigned Tuesday before 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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