Federal charges filed against Schaeffer.
I've referred to Mr. Cox before as the Jim Jones of Gun Rights, but he's much more. He's going to be their patron saint and martyr.Four of the five Interior Alaska residents arrested on state murder conspiracy charges last week now face federal charges after a federal grand jury announced two indictments this afternoon.
For Salcha couple Lonnie Vernon, 55, and his wife, Karen Vernon, 66, federal charges now include conspiracy to kill an IRS employee, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline and family members. The charges supersede an earlier indictment against Lonnie Vernon.
Fairbanks resident Francis “Schaeffer” Cox, 27, and Coleman Barney, 36, of the North Pole area now face federal charges of conspiracy to possess illegal weapons. Cox faces additional charges for the possession of a Sten machine gun and manufacture of a silencer.
Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Federal charges filed in Fairbanks groups alleged plot to kill judge IRS agent troopers
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