ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 22, 1985
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(Studio) Neo-Nazi James Ellison, sought in north Arkansas and south Missouri, reported surrendering today; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Mountain Home, Arkansas) Surrender as well of other members of neo-Nazi group The Order along with Ellison, leader of white supremacist survivalist group the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA), examined; films, photos shown. [FBI spokesperson Ray McELHANEY - feels operation was successful; explains.] FBI siege of CSA and group's political and philosophical basis reviewed; evidence found said linking group to 1984 murder of Arkansas state trooper. Order members arrested Randall Paul Evans and Thomas Bentley said implicated in murder of Denver talk show host Alan Berg and other crimes. FBI director William Webster quoted.
REPORTER: Sheryl McCarthy