Eric Bower still wanted in Native Mob federal crackdown

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Eric Bower is one of 24 suspected Native Mob members named in a recently unsealed indictment.
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.

Previous Coverage:

  • The Banishing
  • Native Mob takedown by feds shuts down Minnesota prisons
  • Zachary Nayquonabe, banished Ojibwe member, arrested back on reservation
  • Cody St. John's case against attackers still ongoing
  • William Nickaboine's murder: More than a year later, still no conviction


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    Nickcolemanmn
    Nickcolemanmn

    Good story, but ain't no "b" in "lam."

    Andy Mannix
    Andy Mannix

    Well, the US Attorney didn't specify as to what animals they were riding, but I think Coleman's right. Thanks. Fixed.

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