ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County prosecutors have charged a man with white supremacist ties with possessing guns and methamphetamine.
The complaint says 35-year-old Samuel Shoen (shayn) was wearing a bulletproof vest when police arrested him Tuesday.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/18ULHim) reports that the complaint says Shoen was affiliated with the Hammerskins, a white supremacist group.
The complaint says earlier this month, an informant accompanied by an undercover officer bought a MAC-10 firearm from Shoen.
Another informant accompanied Shoen last weekend to northern Minnesota. While Shoen was taking a shower at a McGregor motel, the informant took his car and turned it over to law enforcement. An AR-15 rifle and body armor were found inside.
Shoen is being held on $1 million bail. His next court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com