PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities in Rhode Island have obtained arrest warrants for two members of the Rise of the Moors. Both members are currently in custody in Massachusetts.
R.I. Attorney General Peter Neronha announced felony charges Tuesday against one of the members — 40-year-old Quinn Cumberlander. The warrant is for three counts of providing false identifying information to purchase a firearm.
Cumberlander allegedly tried to buy a firearm three separate times in 2021 using false information, but was denied every time.
The Attorney General’s Office has also obtained an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Jahmal Talibabdulla Bey, also known as Jahmal Latimer and Jahmal Abdulla Bey, in Providence County Superior Court.
Bey is accused of violating the terms of his bail stemming from an ongoing criminal investigation in Superior Court.
Authorities said Bey was first arrested in March of 2020 and charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was released on bail before being arrested in Massachusetts on July 3.
Earlier this month, 10 men and a 17-year-old were arrested following an armed standoff in Wakefield, Mass. Those individuals claimed to be members of the Rise of the Moors.
The group claims they are “Moorish Americans,” the original sovereigns of the United States, and do not consider themselves bound by the country's laws.