Pete Musico is a white man from Michigan, United States. He is one of the two founding members of the militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen, which is anti-government and anti-law enforcement.
The Wolverine Watchmen was involved in the thwarted plot to kidnap 49th Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer while the U.S. is battling against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- He was born in 1978.
- In 1995, he pleaded guilty to a felony count of forgery in Livingston County, Michigan.
- He faced more than $9,300 in financial judgments against him in Alabama, USA, where he stayed for almost 10 years.
- He lived in various parts of Michigan including Ann Arbor, Brighton, Munith, Whitmore Lake and Ypsilanti.
- In 2016, he took to Twitter to praise Donald Trump and call for Hillary Clinton‘s imprisonment.
- He lived in a trailer park in between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.
- From the trailer park, he moved to a house on 8008 Dunn Road in Munith, which is owned by his Wolverine Watchmen co-founder Joseph Morrison, the father of one of his grandchildren. They hosted multiple tactical training sessions with other members of the militia group at the property.
- He and Morrison co-founded the Wolverine Watchmen, which started recruiting members via Facebook in November 2019.
- In 2019, he posted on YouTube a video of himself criticizing Whitmer’s policies around auto ownership and implied that he was going to obtain an in-person interview with her.
- On October 8, 2020, he and Morrison were held in Jackson County Jail in Jackson County, Michigan. They were arraigned in Jackson County with a cash bond set at $10 million each. They are scheduled for a probable cause conference at 1 p.m. on October 16, 2020 and a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. on October 21, 2020.
- On October 9, 2020, YouTube removed his account due to multiple or severe violations of the online video-sharing platform’s policy on violence.
- He was charged with threat of terrorism, gang membership, providing material support for terrorist acts and carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
- Philip Curtis was appointed as his attorney.
(This is a developing story. Updates will be added as soon as they are available.)