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Bond greatly reduced for man linked to Whitmer kidnap plot

Joseph Morrison is described as a commander of the Wolverine Watchmen
These eight men are facing state charges for the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...
These eight men are facing state charges for the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and attack state government.(source: WJRT)
Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 5:36 PM EST
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JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A judge has reduced bond to $150,000 for a man accused of allowing his property to be used by an anti-government group plotting to kidnap Michigan’s governor.

Joseph Morrison is described as the commander of the Wolverine Watchmen. He’s been in custody in Jackson County for more than five weeks.

Judge Michael Klaeren says the $10 million bond was too high. Klaeren reduced it and set conditions if Morrison is released, including a GPS tether.

Authorities allege members of paramilitary groups took part in plotting the kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Six men are charged in federal court. Morrison is among eight others who are charged in state court. 

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