A correspondent for InfoWars, the Alex Jones-helmed far-right media organization known as a hub for conspiracy theories and false news stories, was arrested Friday evening at her home in Diamond, Ohio, midway between Youngstown and Akron. Millicent “Millie” Weaver, 29, and her husband Gavin Wince, 46, were taken into custody by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. Each faces one count each of robbery, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, and domestic violence, according to jail officials cited by Daily Dot. (Publicly available online jail records reviewed by Law&Crime do not contain precise charges for Weaver and Wince. Wince was booked at 1:51 a.m. Friday; Weaver was booked at 1:55 a.m., the records indicate.)
Weaver videotaped her arrest and in it said she was being arrested because of “huge breaking news” that she was about to reveal.
A few days prior to her arrest, Weaver — who consistently traffics in misleading or false information — uploaded a video asserting that a “small group of government contractors were hired by government officials to frame the Trump campaign and set him up for the Russia collusion investigation.” (For what it’s worth, Jones had previously claimed that Weaver was in possession of secret Hillary Clinton emails and could prove that former President Barack Obama personally controls the U.S. media.)
Here's the official trailer to her hard hitting exposé, SHADOW GATE.
Alex Jones dedicated his Friday show to discussing Weaver’s arrest, claiming, without providing any evidence, that she was arrested for stealing government documents.