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.