Virginia – Two alleged white supremacists were arrested last week after a months long investigation revealed they were actively planning to attack churches and synagogues in Virginia, as well as plotting the murder of a gun dealer in the state of Oklahoma.
A third man was arrested for plotting to rob a jeweler in order to raise funds to buy land and weapons for a pending race war.
The FBI learned from a confidential informant that Robert Doyle and Ronald Chaney were meeting to discuss the plot. According to the affidavit the meeting was to be about “shooting or bombing the occupants of black churches and Jewish synagogues, conducting acts of violence against persons of Jewish faith, and doing harm to a gun store owner in the state of Oklahoma.”
The suspects were attempting to purchase explosives, weapons and a silencer from FBI agents posing as gun dealers when they were arrested.
Doyle, 34, and Chaney, 33, are charged with conspiracy to possess firearms after being convicted of felonies, according to the affidavit.
The third suspect, 30-year-old Charles D. Halderman, is charged with robbery conspiracy.
A Virginia judge denied bond to Chaney and Doyle stating they were too dangerous to release citing the government’s claim that they “wanted to firebomb places of worship.”
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