Police Expand Investigation Into Homemade Weapons

WBAL, July 7, 2003

BALTIMORE — There are new developments in the case of a Highlandtown man — who neighbors say was planning a race war — and the high profile raid on his house. WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller said Lovell Wheeler remains locked up on $2 million bail. Miller has learned that the police investigation is far from over as three other locations have been searched since the very public raid on Wheeler’s house last Tuesday. In that raid, police took a stash of weapons and about 80 pounds of gunpowder. Wheeler’s neighbors claim the 60-year-old white supremacist was preparing for a race war.

Wheeler is charged with several misdemeanors that are all related to the gunpowder police found in the home. Miller reported that police will not disclose the other locations they’ve searched and call their investigation “very active.” Miller said all of the search warrants in this case remain sealed. While police are pushing forward, prosecutors are proceeding with caution. The charges against Wheeler are under review to make sure they’re viable and will hold up in court. Miler said one concern prosecutors have is did police have sufficient reason to enter Wheeler’s home in the first place? He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing at the end of the month.

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