Eric Bower still wanted in Native Mob federal crackdown
Authorities are still trying to round up one suspected Native Mob member in a federal, multi-jurisdictional crackdown on the Minnesota-based gang, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Last night, Wakinyan McArthur and Christopher Lee Wuori were arrested in Minneapolis. Eric Bower, a 23-year-old from White Earth, is the only remaining alleged gang member still on the lam.
McArthur, Wuori, and Bower are three of 24 suspected members of the violent, Minneapolis-born gang named in a federal indictment unsealed in full this week. The indictments carries a long list of charges, including racketeering, drug dealing, illegal possession of firearms, and witness tampering.
Bower is charged with three counts: 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. The RICO charge allows for extended penalties for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
McArthur and Wuori will appear in court this afternoon.
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