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ND white supremacist denied move to Missouri

Craig Cobb (center)
Craig Cobb (center)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The state of Missouri has denied a request to supervise the probation of a white supremacist who unsuccessfully tried to take control of a small North Dakota town.

Sixty-two-year-old Craig Cobb was sentenced to four years of probation in April for terrorizing residents of Leith (leeth), where he'd tried to establish an all-white enclave. The Missouri native said during his sentencing that he wanted to return to that state to care for his elderly mother.

North Dakota Corrections Department spokesman Tim Tausend says Missouri denied Cobb's request because "he has had little or no contact with his mother for the past 40 years.''

Tausend says Cobb has been living in Bismarck since his release from jail, where he spent nearly half a year before reaching a probation deal with prosecutors.

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