JUST IN: Second area militia member released

DETROIT (AP) - A fourth member of a Midwest militia has been released from jail until trial on conspiracy and other charges.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 19, 2010

DETROIT (AP) — A fourth member of a Midwest militia has been released from jail until trial on conspiracy and other charges.

Sandusky resident Kristopher Sickles will be electronically monitored 24 hours a day. He was released today after appearing in federal court in Detroit.

Three other members of the Michigan-based militia were released Tuesday, including Jacob Ward of Huron. All had been locked up since late March.

Prosecutors have charged nine members with conspiring to commit sedition. The U.S. attorney’s office had opposed the release of any of the nine but now says it’s satisfied that restrictions will ensure the public’s safety, at least for four.

Sickles’ wife, Kelly, will serve as his custodian. He can go to court, work, church and medical appointments.

Read more in Thursday's Register.