Members Of Suspected White Supremacist Family Arrested

October 15, 2013

Members of an Arizona family with ties to white supremacist groups were arrested Monday on firearm charges. Authorities seized weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Kirby Kehoe is the patriarch of a family believed to have equipped white supremacist groups with guns since the 1990s. He was also allegedly involvemed in plots to overthrow the government. Kehoe and his son were arrested this week.

Federal authorities said they received a tip Kehoe had weapons on his property near Ash Fork, 50 miles west of Flagstaff.  The men have previous felony convictions and are banned from possessing firearms.

A federal spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said because of the family's violent past, ATF first set up surveillance on the property before moving in and arresting the men.

Kirby Kehoe is due in court Thursday for a preliminary and detention hearing.