White supremacists charged in bank robbery conspiracy
Posted: May 13, 2005
A federal grand jury in Shreveport, Louisiana, has indicted two white supremacists, Morris Lynn Gulett, 49, of Calhoun, Louisiana, and Charles Scott Thornton, 23, of Piedmont, Alabama, in connection with an alleged bank robbery plot.
Gulett, the leader of the white supremacist group Church of the Sons of YHWH, and a former high-ranking member of Aryan Nations, allegedly instructed Thornton, an Alabama member of Gulett's group, to travel from Louisiana to Alabama to locate a bank for the two to rob. Gulett and Thornton have each been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and a number of firearms-related charges.
Gulett has previous convictions for ramming a police cruiser in Dayton, Ohio, in 1997, and for possession of illegal drugs in Miami in 1999.
Earlier in 2005, Thornton authored an essay, "The Coming Holy War," at the Church of the Sons of YHWH Web site in which he derided Jews as "scumbags" and other races as "soulless mud people." In the essay Thornton hailed as heroes Robert Mathews and other members of The Order, a white supremacist domestic terror cell whose members committed murders and armored car robberies in the early 1980s.
Thornton wrote that "the Order unleashed hell, [sic] upon a degenerate American populace, and they were among the first to move from words of the leader into direct action against the ZOG [Zionist Occupation Government]." Thornton concluded with a call to action: "I SAY LETS [sic] GET THIS RACIAL HOLY WAR ON NOW."
Thornton and Gulett are in federal custody. If convicted on all counts, they could face up to 35 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.