Wisconsin Man Charged in Connection to Plot Against Gov. Whitmer

A Wisconsin man now faces a felony terrorism charge for his alleged role in the plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Higgins

Brian Higgins could spend up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted on the charge of providing material support of a terrorist act.

Tuesday he was arraigned in Antrim County and the magistrate set bond at $100,000 or 10%. The Attorney General’s office argued for a higher amount citing the nature of the allegations. Asst. Attorney General Gregory Townsend says, “He was extradited from the state of Wisconsin. It’s a very serious offense we have here. We’re talking a plan and plot to kidnap the Governor of the State of Michigan.”

Conditions of bond include having no contact with any government officials, other defendants or any militia organization. Higgins will also be on a GPS tether if he’s released and must surrender his passport.  He will be allowed to go home to Wisconsin but is required to attend certain hearings in person in Antrim County.