Walter Eugene Litteral, 50, Christopher James Barker, 41, and Christopher Todd Campbell, 30, are accused of stockpiling guns and ammunition, as well as attempting to manufacture pipe bombs and live grenades from military surplus “dummy” grenades, according unsealed criminal complaints released Monday.
The three men all hail from Tex…wait, not Texas? They’re from North Carolina? Gastonia of all places? For those of you who don’t live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, like yours truly, Gastonia is a redneck suburb of Charlotte. North Carolina was not even on the Jade Helm 15 map so for these rocket surgeons to start stockpiling arms in response to it just shows how far crazy can reach.
As I am wont to say, if you look for a conspiracy in everything then everything is a conspiracy.
Also, I am aware of the shots fired at soldiers at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, but as of yet, there’s been no concrete connection to Jade Helm.
UPDATE: While a lot of partisan hacks were claiming the Camp Shelby ‘shootings’ were connected to Jade Helm it turns out it was just a guy who can make his truck backfire at will.
UPDATE 7/19/2016: Late last month, Walter Eugene Litteral was sentenced to two years behind bars with one year given for time served. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of buying a firearm for Barker, who has a felony record. Barker and Campbell were both given 21-month sentences back in January.