Suspected Ringleader in Government Attack Plot Indicted

GASTONIA, NC — The suspected ringleader in a local plot to fight the U.S. government with homemade bombs and guns has been indicted by a grand jury.

The feds were tipped off about the plot in April.  Investigators say they found more than 20 guns inside Walter Litteral’s Gastonia home, along with materials to make pipe bombs.

Litteral, along with Christopher Barker and Christopher Campbell from Belmont, are accused of planning to lure government agents to a 99-acre compound in clover to kill them.

Barker and Campbell have agreed to plead guilty.