Eric Bower eludes feds one month after Native Mob crackdown

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Eric Bower faces multiple federal charges -- if they can find him.
It's now been a month since federal authorities began rounding up Native Mob members across the state, and one man continues to elude them.

Eric Lee Bower, one of 24 suspected gang members named in a lengthy indictment, is still on the lam. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys Office declined to comment on whether they plan to up the charges, noting only that they are "anticipating Bower's arrest."

Bower, a 23-year-old from White Earth, faces three charges: 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 U.S. Attorneys Office unsealed the indictment in late January after the feds shut down all 10 Minnesota prisons to arrest inmates believed to be active members of the Native Mob. Meanwhile, they were working with law enforcement across to state to round up the rest.

On February 1, Wakinyan McArthur and Christopher Lee Wuori were arrested, leaving only Bower.

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