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    Sterling man accused in murder-for-hire plot denied bond; has ties to KKK

    Dallas W. Brumback Jr.


    A judge today denied bond for a Sterling man arrested Jan. 22 in a murder-for-hire plot to have his ex-wife killed.

    Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, will remain held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

    In denying Brumback's bond, a Juvenile and Domestic Court Relations judge said he was “a danger to the community and to his ex-wife,” according to Heather Williamson, spokesperson for the Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

    In asking the judge to deny bond for Brumback, Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gigi Lawless produced photographs of guns, a hunting bow and a gas mask found in Brumback's home.

    Also found in the home, according to Williamson, was various clothing and memorabilia related to the Ku Klux Klan, an instruction book on how to change your identity and a pulpit in which Brumback reportedly used to preach his message.

    He allegedly used a title to describe himself as a captain of a KKK chapter, Williamson said.

    He was the organizer of a 2012 conference near Birmingham, Ala. where Ku Klux Klan banners were displayed and only certain white Christians were allowed, according to NBC Washington.

    Brumback was apprehended Jan. 22 in the 100 block of Edds Lane and charged with attempted capital murder.

    The investigation began in November after Brumback met with a man known to him and entered into an agreement to have his ex-wife murdered.

    It's not known at this time how investigators closed in on Brumback.

    According to court records, Brumback and his wife were divorced in 2007.

    Brumback was taken into custody without incident by members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Rapid Response Unit and Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

    The investigation involved assistance from the FBI and members of their Joint Terrorism Task Force.

    Brumback, according to court records, offered to pay a man $2,500 up front for his ex-wife's murder and $2,500 after the job was completed.

    He also provided the third party a map to his ex-wife's home, Williamson said.

    According to divorce records, Brumback's ex-wife had complained he was in the KKK and that he had threatened suicide by cop, which led her to call police.
    He claimed that she lied about the suicide by cop attempt.

    A motive behind the plot to have his wife killed seven years after their divorce was finalized is still not known.

    In court documents, Brumback lists his occupation as a pastor.

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