Some members of the Hutaree are identifiable by tiger-striped camouflage uniforms and a shoulder patch consisting of a black cross, two brown vertical pillars to form the letter "H" with the cross, two red spears and a brown V shape, according to court documents.
Michael Lackomar, the leader of Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said several members of the Hutaree, who have trained with his group on occasion, showed up on the doorstep of one of his colleagues shortly after the raid.
"They were asking for a place to hide as it were and he wasn't willing to assist them in that manner," Lackomar said.
A person claiming to be a member of the Hutaree posted a message online pleading for help and claiming that officials "broke into homes and took children and used the tasers on wives ... AND my son who is 12."
Despite the connection between the groups, Lackomar said the Hutaree are not truly part of the militia movement.
"They believe that this is the end of the world as prophesied by the Bible and it is their duty to take up arms to fight alongside Jesus against the impending forces of Satan," he said.
"We are community-based," Lackomar said of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "We are willing to accept anybody that lives among us that wants to protect themselves, their neighborhood, wants to help out in times of emergency."
Going after a group like the Hutaree can be dangerous, ABC News consultant and former FBI agent Brad Garrett said.
"This crowd tends to be heavily armed and they are all conspiracy theorists that the government is trying to take over," he said. "And so you have to be very careful and cautious when starting arresting people like this because you can walk right into an ambush."
ABC's Tahman Bradley contributed to this report.