A Sterling, Virginia man arrested last week in a murder for hire plot has links to a white supremacist group.
Dallas Brumback, Jr. was charged Jan. 22 with attempted capital murder for allegedly trying to pay someone to kill his ex-wife.
Court documents and conversations with Brumback's neighbors reveal he has ties to a whites-only Christian organization.
In July of 2012, Brumback was one of the organizers of a conference near Birmingham, Alabama where Ku Klux Klan banners were displayed and only certain white Christians were allowed.
African-Americans, Jews, Catholics and Muslims were barred. Clean-shaven with short hair two years ago at the conference, Brumback now sports long, shaggy hair and a long, full beard.
Charging documents filed in Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations court allege that between Nov. 16 and Jan. 21, Brumback offered to pay an unidentified third party $2,500 up front for his ex-wife's murder and $2,500 after the killing was complete.
Divorce papers from 2006 show a contentious relationship between the couple.
Brumback's then-wife complained he was in the Ku Klux Klan and that he threatened to commit suicide by cop, prompting her to call police because of his erratic behavior.
He countered that she falsely alleged the suicide claim. The couple's divorce was finalized in 2007.
It's unknown what reportedly motivated the murder for hire plot now, some seven years later.
Brumback lives with his new wife and 3 children in a home on Redrose Drive in Sterling. His mother's house is right next door.
A sign on the Brumback's gate reads, "I'm a bitter gun owner clinging to my religion."
Neighbors say police and ATF vehicles filled Redrose Drive last Thursday after Brumback's arrest, as investigators conducted a search at the house.
Some neighbors tell News4 that Brumback was considered a threat because he frequently fired his weapon in his yard, killing crows and other animals. They said he was usually clad in camouflage clothing.
Other neighbors said Brumback's activities did not bother them, but they confirm he was linked to a white supremacist group.
On court documents, Brumback lists his occupation as pastor. The "whites only" conference
two years ago was one of his religious events. Brumback will back in court Jan. 29 for a bond hearing.