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Eric Bower, lone at-large Native Mob defendant, arrested

Suspected Native Mob member Eric Bower was arrested yesterday, ending the feds' manhunt that began earlier this year.

In late January, the feds unsealed an indictment charging 24 people with crimes associated with the Native Mob. The feds shut down all Minnesota state prisons in pursuit of the alleged gangsters.

Bower, 23, eluded capture until yesterday, when the U.S. Marshals Service Northstar Fugitive Task Force busted him in Minneapolis.

Bower stands accused of three crimes: conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence, conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and RICO conspiracy.

He was arrested without incident, according to a statement released by the United State's Attorney's Office.

Bower will make his first court appearance later today.

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