Bear truck driver found guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan governor


A Bear resident was one of two men found guilty in Michigan federal court in connection wth a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, media outlets reported.

Barry Croft and Michigan resident Adam Fox were convicted in a second trial, after the jury became deadlocked. Croft was also convicted of an explosives charge.

Two other men accused in the case were found not guilty.

Croft, whose occupation was listed as a truck driver, and Fox were members of an extremist group that according to proseccutors planned to kidnap the governor from her summer home.

The two men went so far as to vist the area near her home with plans that included blowing up a bridge leading to the residence, prosecutors stated. Whitmer, a Democratic governor, had come under fire for ordering Covid restrictions in Michigan.

The defense argued that FBI agents agents and informants helped orchestrate the plot, with Croft and Fox not being serious about carrying out the plot.

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