Tue., September 11, 2012 1:37pm (EDT)

More Charged In Military Militia Case
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 2 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Four Fort Stewart soldiers were charged in the killing of two people in December, which led to five additional men being charged with conspiring an anti-government militia.  Three of the five men are former soldiers.  (photo Ft. Stewart)
Four Fort Stewart soldiers were charged in the killing of two people in December, which led to five additional men being charged with conspiring an anti-government militia. Three of the five men are former soldiers. (photo Ft. Stewart)
Prosecutors in southeast Georgia have charged five more men in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart.

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said Tuesday the men are accused of committing thefts, burglaries and auto break-ins to fund the militia group.

The new charges come after prosecutors last month announced that four Fort Stewart soldiers charged with killing two people in December belonged to a militia group they say planned to bomb a park fountain in Savannah, poison apple crops in Washington state and overthrow the U.S. government.

Authorities say they spent at least $87,000 on weapons.

Durden says he's been told none of the five latest suspects currently serve in the Army, but at least three of them are former soldiers.