Craig Cobb’s plans to create a white supremacist enclave in the small town of Leith, N.D. aren’t going so well. On Saturday Cobb, 62, was arrested along with 29-year-old Kynan Dutton following complaints that the pair were harassing local residents while patrolling the town armed with a rifle and a shotgun. The two are being held without bail in the local county jail on seven counts of felony terrorizing and, if convicted, they could face 10—35 years in prison.
Now, it also seems Cobb is losing support from other white supremacists, among them former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Tom Metzger who told the Associated Press he had been encouraged by his attorney to distance himself from Cobb, and return property Cobb had given him in Leith. The town’s residents have openly condemned Cobb’s plans since they came to light earlier this summer, and continue trying to find ways to block him from moving forward.