The mother of a white supremacist currently awaiting trial was arrested in Dallas for allegedly threatening two women scheduled to testify against her son.
Margaret May Menough, 58, allegedly called two women and threatened to harm them and their families if they didn’t drop the charges against her son, who is charged with two separate counts of carjacking.
Menough, arrested in January 2006 after authorities linked her to the threatening phone calls, is being charged with conspiracy and tampering charges.
Menough’s son, Gary Dale Stanley, Jr., 41, is described by federal authorities as a “professed member” of the Confederate Hammerskins, a violent white supremacist organization. Stanley was indicted in October 2005 on two counts of carjacking, one count of being a felon in possession of a handgun and a fourth count of brandishing a weapon during the alleged robberies.
Prosecutors presented a recorded conversation between Stanley and his mother in which he allegedly urged his mother to threaten the two women.
Menough faces a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison, if convicted. Her son faces a maximum sentence of 87 years.