Luke Austin Lane of Silver Creek, Jacob Kaderli of Dacula and Michael Helterbrand of Dalton were arrested in January 2020 on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang. A Maryland man who is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday in a case stemming from his alleged membership in a white supremacist group wants a federal judge to immediately sentence him at the hearing, a court filing shows. William Bilbrough IV agreed to a specific term of imprisonment as part of his plea deal, a federal prosecutor said in a court filing Thursday. The filing does not specify a charge to which Bilbrough will plead guilty or the length of the prison term he would serve if U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang accepts the plea agreement’s terms. FBI agents arrested Bilbrough and two other men in January as part of a broader investigation of a group called The Base. U.S. Army veteran Brian Mark Lemley Jr., of Elkton, Maryland, and Patrik Mathews, a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist, have pleaded not guilty to charges including transporting a firearm and ammunition with the intent to commit a felony. Bilbrough was 19 and living with his grandmother in Denton, Maryland, at the time of his arrest. He was charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor Mathews, who is accused of illegally entering the U.S. from Canada.
Authorities said the three men were members of The Base and that the group’s goal was to accelerate the overthrow of the U.S. government and replace it with a white supremacist regime. Authorities in Floyd County and Wisconsin arrested four other men linked to The Base early this year. Luke Lane, 22, of Silver Creek; Michael Helterbrand, 26, of Dalton; and Jacob Kaderli, 20, of Dacula are charged with criminal attempt to commit murder and participating in a criminal gang. Lemley and Mathews discussed “the planning of violence” at a gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, in January, according to prosecutors. Bilbrough was not charged with any firearms-related offenses. A prosecutor has said Bilbrough participated in early discussions about traveling to Richmond but had tried to distance himself from the group shortly before his arrest.

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