Militia Movement

"Anarchist" Soldiers Arrested for Murder

Georgia-based troops allegedly planned anti-government attacks

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Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group composed of active duty and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components and was serious enough to kill two people—former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York—by shooting them in the woods last December in order to keep its plans secret.