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Alaska militia member receives 5-years prison term five years in federal prison in a case involving others convicted of conspiring to kill government officials.Coleman Barney of North Pole held his head in his hands and sniffled loudly while he waited for U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan...
Fairbanks militia leader, 3 others moved to jails closer to Anchorage

...Correctional Center to jails nearer to Anchorage in preparation for court appearances on Monday.Cox, along with Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon, are scheduled to be arraigned at the federal courthouse in Anchorage on Monday morning. The three...
Final arguments scheduled in Alaska militia trial

...weeks after their conspiracy trial opened in Anchorage, Alaska Peacekeeper Militia leader Schaeffer Cox and members Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon will hear four versions of closing arguments Wednesday.The three are charged with conspiring to...
Indictments expected in alleged trooper plot

...felony arrest, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Francis "Schaeffer" Cox, 27; Michael Anderson, 35; Coleman Barney, 36; Lonnie Vernon, 55; and his wife, Karen Vernon, 66, were being held at Fairbanks Correctional Facility...
Prosecutors rest in Fairbanks militia case

...Fairbanks FBI Agent Richard Sutherland testified Wednesday that the ruse was set up to gauge whether Schaeffer Cox, 28, Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56, would buy hand grenades and handguns with silencers."We planned to provide suppressed...
Closing arguments begin in Alaska militia trial

...or attack anyone.Traverso on Wednesday gave his final argument in the case against Cox and fellow militia members Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon.Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Skrocki (skr-ROCK-ee) says Cox and his companions were...
Federal charges added in Fairbanks militia case

...grand jury in Anchorage on Friday returned a new indictment with the added murder conspiracy charge against Cox, Coleman Barney of the North Pole area and Lonnie Vernon of Salcha. They pleaded not guilty on Monday before Judge Robert Bryan...
5 accused of Alaska militia plot plead not guilty

...face a misdemeanor weapons charge at a February trial. Besides Cox, the other defendants are Michael Anderson, Coleman Barney and Lonnie and Karen Vernon. Also, the state has accused Barney's wife, Rachel, of hiding Cox.
Jurors in militia case hear informant's recordings

...of Cox , 28, and two others charged with plotting to kill judges, troopers and other government employees. Cox, Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56, also face weapons charges. The men were arrested in March 2011.Cox is taped saying...
Anchorage jurors hear testimony about militia leader

...members of the group that authorities say followed him, calling themselves the Alaska Peacemaker Militia.Cox, Coleman Barney, 37, and Lonnie Vernon, 56, are accused of plotting to kill state and federal officials. They also face weapons...


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