Shawn Michael Fix is a white man from Michigan, United States. He is a member 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. Here are 13 more things about Fix:
- He is 1982.
- He attended Belleville High School in Belleville, Michigan.
- He lives there with his three children and his fiancée in a two-story white-sided house with black shutters on a tree-lined country road in Belleville. He displayed two campaign signs supporting Donald Trump in his front lawn.
- He is a truck driver. He had numerous driving infractions from 2007 to 2018.
- In 2009, he had a drunken driving offense.
- In November 2012, he was charged with assault and battery and aggravated assault but he was never convicted. His accuser dropped the charges in 2013.
- He hosted meetings for the Wolverine Watchmen paramilitary group, provided support and resources to the group and took part in its tactical training.
- He and his co-conspirators Eric Molitor, William Null and Michael Null aided in physical surveillance of Whitmer’s private vacation home near Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Michigan.
- On October 7, 2020, Michigan State Police troopers and Federal Bureau Investigation agents raided his house in Belleville. He was arrested and booked into the Antrim County Jail in Bellaire, Michigan.
- In the morning of October 9, 2020, he appeared in court via Zoom from the Antrim County Jail . He was represented by Paul Jarboe.
- He is bond was set at $250,000. If he posts bond, he will have to wear a GPS tether and remain under home arrest and is not allowed to leave the state of Michigan, possess weapons and communicate with his co-defendants.
- His probable cause conference will be scheduled on or before October 21, 2020. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on October 28, 2020.
- He was charged with providing material support for terrorist acts and carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
(This is a developing story. Updates will be added as soon as they are available.)