WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Legal troubles are piling up for the Rise of the Moors, the self-proclaimed Rhode Island-based militia group that recently led Massachusetts State Police on an hours-long standoff on Route 128 in Wakefield. The State of Rhode Island has obtained arrest warrants for group leader Jamal Lattimer Bey and group member Quinn Cumberlander, also known as Quinn Khabir.
The R.I. Attorney General is charging Cumberlander with three counts of using a false address to buy firearms from a Warwick gun dealer. And Lattimer Bey is facing charges of violating his bail while awaiting trial on pending criminal charges.
Both men are held without bail as they await trial for the July 3 standoff with Mass State Police that saw Route 128 in Wakefield shut down for hours.
In Malden District Court, three Rise of the Moors defendants returned to court Tuesday for dangerousness hearings.
The state again played for the judge Mass State Police body cam video of the moment a trooper first encountered the Rise of the Moors group on the side of the highway. The judge ruled that all three men should remain held without bail.
A fourth defendant, previously known only as John Doe #1, under court order revealed his identity as Omar Antonio of New York. He will appear in Malden District Court on Friday for his dangerousness hearing.
So far, a judge has ruled that nine of the adult men arrested in the case should be held without bail for at least the next four months.
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