Tracking Terror


There is no gentle way to say it. White supremacist terror is on the rise. Because domestic terror statutes don’t often apply penalties except in rare cases, many of the perpetrators aren’t prosecuted as terrorists. However, a domestic terror definition does exist, and it is necessary to call mass violence by its name: terrorism. These are the people who stand accused, or convicted, of crimes of terrorism or crimes that could fit a definition of terrorism.

Case Summary

US v Allen et al (US District Court (Kansas) — 6:16-cr-10141-EFM)
Awaiting Sentencing
25-January-2019 (Sentencing)
These three milita-affiliated defendants were convicted in a jury trial for plotting to blow up a mosque in Kansas in 2016.
Curtis Wayne Allen
a.k.a.
Curtis Allen
Affiliations:
The Crusaders
Conspiracy to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction
18 U.S.C. § 2 and 2332(a)(2) (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Up to 10 years
Conspiracy against Rights
18 U.S.C. § 241 (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Potentially Life
Unlawful Possession of Firearm
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) and 924(a)(2) (United States Code)
Dismissed Up to 10 years
Patrick Eugene Stein
a.k.a.
Patrick Stein
Affiliations:
The Crusaders
Conspiracy to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction
18 U.S.C. § 2 and 2332(a)(2) (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Up to 10 years
Conspiracy against Rights
18 U.S.C. § 241 (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Potentially Life
Using a Firearm During a Crime of Violence (2 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(a) (United States Code)
Dismissed Up to 10 years
Gavin Wayne Wright
a.k.a.
Gavin Wright
Affiliations:
The Crusaders
Conspiracy to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction
18 U.S.C. § 2 and 2332(a)(2) (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Up to 10 years
Conspiracy against Rights
18 U.S.C. § 241 (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Potentially Life
Making False Statements
18 U.S.C. § 1001 (United States Code)
Convicted (jury) Up to 5 years
USA v Fields (US District Court (Western Va) — 3:18-cr-00011-MFU)
Awaiting Trial
31-January-2019 (Status Conference, 11:00 AM)
James Fields is accused of murdering Heather Heyer and injuring dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Vanguard America (suspected)
Hate Crime Act Resulting in Death
18 U.S.C. § 249 (United States Code)
Indicted Potentially Life
Hate Crime Act Including Intent to Kill (28 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 249 (United States Code)
Indicted Potentially Life
Bias-Motivated Interference with Federally Protected Activity Resulting in Death
18 U.S.C. § 245 (United States Code)
Indicted Potentially Death
USA v Sayoc (US District Court (Southern NY) — 1:18-cr-00820-JSR)
Awaiting Trial
07-February-2019 3:30 PM (Pretrial Conference)
Cesar Sayoc is accused of mailing at least 16 package bombs to US politicians and media figures in a mass assassination attempt in October of 2018
Cesar Altieri Sayoc
a.k.a.
Cesar Altieri
Cesar Sayoc
Cesar Randazzo
Cesar Altieri Randazzo
Using a weapon of mass destruction (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 2332a(a)(2) (United States Code)
Indicted Potentially Life
Interstate transportation and receipt of explosives (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 844(d) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Threatening Interstate Communications (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 875(c) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 5 years
Illegal Mailing of Explosives (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 1716(j)(2) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Use of explosives to commit a felony (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 844(h) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to
Use of a destructive device in during and in furtherance of a crime of violence (5 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A), 924(c)(1)(B)(ii) (United States Code)
Indicted 30 years to Life
State of Florida v Walter Stolper (Miami-Dade County (FL) Circuit Court — F-18-014121)
Awaiting Trial
07-February-2019 (Motions Hearing)
Walter Stolper is accused of threatening to and preparing to blow up a predominantly-Jewish condominium facility in 2018. A search of his residence revealed a trove of Nazi memorabilia.
Walter Edward Stolper
a.k.a.
Walter Stolper
Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a Deadly Weapon
782.04 (Florida Penal Code)
Indicted Up to 15 years
Arson
806.01 (Florida Penal Code)
Indicted Up to 30 years
Possession of a destructive device with intent to disrupt private affairs
790.161(2) (Florida Penal Code)
Indicted Up to 15 years
USA v Bowers (US District Court (Western PA) — 2:18-cr-00292-DWA)
Open
13-February-2019 (Status Conference, 9:00 AM)
Robert Bowers is accused of killing eleven people and injuring several others during Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA in October of 2018.
Robert Bowers
a.k.a.
onedingo
Obstruction of Exercise of Religious Belief Resulting in Death (11 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 247(a)(2) and (d)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted Potentially Death
Use of a Firearm to Commit Murder During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (11 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(iii), 924(c)(1)(C), and 924(j)(1) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Death
Obstruction of Free Exercise of Religious Belief Involving an Attempt to Kill and Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Resulting in Bodily Injury (2 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 247(a)(2), 247(d)(1), and 247(d)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Obstruction of Exercise of Religious Belief Involving an Attempt to Kill and Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Public Safety Officer (8 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 247(a)(2), 247(d)(1), and 247(d)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Use and Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (11 counts)
18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i), 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), 924(c)(1)(A)(iii), and 924(c)(1)(C) (United States Code)
Indicted 10 years to Life
Obstruction of Exercise of Religious Belief Involving Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Public Safety Officer
18 U.S.C. § 247(a)(2) and 247(d)(3) (United States Code)
Indicted Up to 20 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-01)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Murder, First Degree
§ 18.2-32 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) Life (recommended)
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-06)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Aggravated Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 70 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-08)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Aggravated Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 70 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-05)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Failure to stop for an accident resulting in death
§ 46.2-894 (Virginia Motor Vehicle Code)
Convicted (jury) 9 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-03)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 20 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-02)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 20 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-04)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Aggravated Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 70 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-10)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 20 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-09)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Aggravated Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 70 years
Virginia v James Alex Fields (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000296-07)
Awaiting Sentencing
19-March-2019 (Sentencing)
James Fields murdered Heather Heyer and injured dozens more in a hate crime in Charlottesville, VA when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on a closed street during Unite the Right in August of 2017. Former Attorney General Sessions also described it as an act of domestic terrorism.
James Alex Fields
a.k.a.
James Fields
Alex Fields
Affiliations:
Disdain For Plebs (suspected)
Aggravated Malicious Wounding
§ 18.2-51.2 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (jury) 70 years
State of Pennsylvania v Robert Bowers (Allegheny County (PA) Magisterial District Court — MJ-05003-CR-0009000-2018)
Awaiting Hearing
Robert Bowers is accused of killing eleven people and injuring several others during Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA in October of 2018.
Robert Bowers
a.k.a.
onedingo
Criminal homicide (11 counts)
18 § 2501 §§ A (Pennsylvania Criminal Code)
Charged Life to Death
Aggravated assault (2 counts)
18 § 2702 §§ A1 (Pennsylvania Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 20 years
Aggravated assault (4 counts)
18 § 2702 §§ A2 (Pennsylvania Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 20 years
Ethnic intimidation (13 counts)
18 § 2710 §§ A (Pennsylvania Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 20 years
Attempted criminal homicide (6 counts)
18 § 901 §§ A (Pennsylvania Criminal Code)
Charged Life to Death
USA v Russell, Brandon Clint (US District Court (Florida Middle) — 8:17-cr-00283-SCB-JSS)
Closed
Brandon Russell pleaded guilty to illegal possession of explosives. A founder of Atomwaffen, Russell was one of four members of the violent far-right group to live together. One of his roommates killed the other two, fearing a terror attack. Russell was eventually arrested while transporting explosives to the Florida Keys.
Brandon Clint Russell
a.k.a.
Brandon Russell
Affiliations:
Atomwaffen
Possession of an unregistered destructive device
26 U.S.C. § 5841, 5861(d), and 5871 (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) 60 months
Improper storage of explosive materials
18 U.S.C. § 842(j), 844(b), and 27 CFR § 555.201 et seq (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) 12 months
USA v Wilson - Taylor Michael (US District Court (Nebraska) — 4:18-cr-03005-JMG-CRZ-1)
Closed
Taylor Wilson pleaded guilty to an act of domestic terrorism for attempting to derail an Amtrak train in Nebraska in October of 2017. He was armed during the attack and subsequent searches of his property revealed illegal weapons. Wilson was photographed next to James Fields during Unite the Right in Charlottesville and was also caught on video being violent during the torch march.
Taylor Michael Wilson
a.k.a.
Taylor Wilson
keksmix
Affiliations:
Identity Evropa
Traditionalist Workers Party
Terrorist attacks and other violence against railroad carriers
18 U.S.C. § 1992(a)(1),(10) and (b1)(1) (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) 14 years
Terrorist attacks and other violence against railroad carriers
18 U.S.C. § 1992(a)(6),(10) and (b1)(1) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Potentially Life
Unlawful possession of a machine gun
18 U.S.C. § 922(o) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Up to 10 years
Unlawful possession of a firearm with serial number removed
18 U.S.C. § 922(k) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Up to 5 years
Unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm
26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) (United States Code)
Dismissed (plea) Up to 10 years
Unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm
26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) (United States Code)
Convicted (plea) 10 years

All people on this list are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrests, charges, and indictments are not considered evidence of wrongdoing. All defendants presented herein have a right to due process. The public also has a right to learning the disposition of their cases.