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Rockwell Follower Held on Federal Weapons Charges in Virginia

Authorities made known today that prior to the Civil Rights March on Washington, a Nazi adherent of George Lincoln Rockwell’s group, identified as Benton Lee Johnson, 39, was arrested under a federal law which prohibits felons from carrying weapons across a state line. Johnson was said to be a dishwasher from Clearwater, Fla.

Arlington Police Inspector Raymond Cole said Johnson was carrying a 38 calibre pistol. He was arraigned in Alexandria before a United States Commissioner and ordered held in $2, 500 bond.