I mentioned in my post on the racial attack on the Pretty Penny restaraunt that the hill and mountain country of the western side of Virginia had become home to a large number of white supremacist, militia, and christian identity groups. Some of the groups are neo-nazis, confederate hammerskins, and KKK in Central Virginia where Chesterfield County is. Which means a lot of recruiting on the Internet, and via the bars for little tow headed troglodytes to join.
And then there are the various confederate groups – which generally leave folks alone other than a few “rebel yells” in battlefield reenactments.
Here we have another group of Dylann Roof wannabes…Which need, once again to be tied to the rise in racist rhetoric of the right.
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) –
The FBI has arrested two men they say were plotting to bomb a church in order to start a “race war.”
Robert Doyle and Ronald Chaney “ascribe to a white supremacy version of the Asatru faith,” according to court documents. The FBI says Doyle held a meeting on September 27 at his Chesterfield home to discuss “shooting or bombing the occupants of black churches and Jewish synagogues.” The FBI says several vehicles were present at the home on that day, including one registered to Chaney.
According to the FBI, Doyle and Chaney met with an undercover agent posing as an illegal arms dealer on October 25. The two allegedly ordered “an automatic weapon, explosives, and a pistol with a silencer.”
On November 8, the FBI says Chaney met with the undercover agent to make the purchase, and was placed under arrest. Doyle was arrested later that day.
The FBI also says the two men were plotting to rob and kill a local jewelry store dealer with the help of a third suspect, Charles Daniel Halderman. The FBI says they recorded meetings where Doyle outlined the plan, which included robbing an armored car and attacking a gun store owner in Virginia, in order to “purchase land, stockpile weapons, and train for the coming race war.”
Halderman was arrested on November 8 and charged with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery.