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Man linked to extremist group seeks release from jail

White Supremacists Arrested
Posted at 2:32 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 14:32:32-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A Maryland man accused of joining a white supremacist group and discussing violence at a gun rights rally in Richmond is seeking his pretrial release from federal custody.

In a court filing Wednesday, defense attorney Ned Smock asked a federal magistrate judge in Greenbelt, Maryland, to schedule a detention hearing for Brian Mark Lemley, who was indicted on gun-related charges.

Federal authorities say Lemley and two other men arrested by the FBI in January were members of a white supremacist organization called The Base.

Prosecutors say Lemley discussed “the planning of violence” at a gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, in January.