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White supremacist to represent self in terror case

 Craig Cobb stands an empty lot he owns MaStreet Leith N.D. | AP Photo

Craig Cobb stands in an empty lot he owns on Main Street in Leith, N.D. | AP Photo

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Updated: November 19, 2013 3:06PM

LEITH, N.D. — A white supremacist who wants to turn a small North Dakota town into an Aryan enclave is representing himself against terrorizing charges, while his younger friend who was also charged has asked for a public defender.

Sixty-two-year-old Craig Cobb and 29-year-old Kynan Dutton are accused of terrorizing people in Leith with guns over the weekend. They said they were patrolling the town because of violence and harassment directed at them.

They have been ordered held without bond on seven felony terrorizing counts. They each could face a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 35 years if convicted.

Cobb and Dutton are being held in the Mercer County Jail in Stanton because Grant County doesn’t have a jail. Their next court appearances haven’t been scheduled.

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