A federal grand jury in New Haven, Connecticut returned a seven-count indictment charging five individuals with conspiracy and firearms offenses stemming from an alleged attempt to sell firearms and explosive grenades to a white supremacist group located outside of Connecticut.

Charged in the indictment are Kenneth Zrallack, 29, of Ansonia, the leader of the Connecticut White Wolves, a self-described white supremacist group now known as Battalion 14; Alexander DeFelice, 32, of Milford, and William Bolton,31, of Stratford, both members of the Connecticut White Wolves/Battalion 14; Edwin Westmoreland, 27 of Stratford, who is alleged to have participated in some of the activities of the Connecticut White Wolves/Battalion 14; and David Sutton, 46, of Milford, an associate of DeFelice.

The indictment was returned under seal on March 18. Zrallack, Westmoreland and Sutton were arrested by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on Saturday morning, March 20. They appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport, CT, entered pleas of not guilty to the charges, and are detained pending a detention hearing that is scheduled for Thursday.

The indictment identifies an individual — “WITNESS A” — who participated in meetings and activities of the Connecticut White Wolves/Battalion 14, and who identified himself as a convicted felon and as a member of an out-of-state white supremacist group that had an interest in obtaining firearms.

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