Craig Cobb, the self-described white supremacist trying to mold a tiny North Dakota town into an Aryan enclave, was arrested Saturday after residents called 911 to complain he and another man were threatening them with guns.
Grant County Sheriff Steve Bay told the Bismark Tribune that he’s preparing evidence for three charges of terrorizing against Cobb and Kynan Dutton, one of Cobb’s followers. He told the newspaper the men’s weapons had not yet been confiscated.
Cobb told the Tribune in a text message before he was taken into custody that “Because of the many violences (sic) and harassments against we (sic) and the children, we have commenced armed patrols of Leith.”
Dutton was forcibly removed from a Leith City Council meeting last month when he made profane, racist remarks in the presence of children while apparently drunk. Cobb has been at odds with Leith residents since the summer, but Bay told the Tribune that residents should be able to rest easy while the men remain in custody.
Cobb was told recently on a daytime TV show that a DNA test revealed he was part-African.
[h/t Huffington Post]