Skinhead Plotters Arrested

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The investigation is continuing into an alleged white supremacist plot to kill dozens of black people, including Barack Obama.

Two men, whom officials describe as neo-Nazi skinheads, were
arrested in Crockett County, Tenn., on Oct. 22.

Federal authorities have charged 20-year-old Daniel Cowart, of Bells, Tenn., and 18-year-old Paul Schlesselman of Helena-West Helena, Ark., with possessing an unregistered firearm, conspiring to steal firearms from a federally licensed gun dealer, and threatening a candidate for president.

A government affidavit says the men told investigators the day they were arrested they had shot at a glass window at a predominately-black church in Brownsville, Tenn.

A church official says no one was at the church when the shot was fired. Members found the bullet had shattered the glass in the church's front door when they arrived for evening Bible study.

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