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Christopher Lee Wuori

US Marshals seek 3 at-large Native Mob members

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota sought the public's help Tuesday to track down three fugitive Native Mob gang members but cautioned they may be armed and dangerous.

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The three men are among 24 suspected Native Mob members charged last week in a sweeping racketeering indictment. The indictment, one of the largest gang-related indictments in Minnesota, contains 47 counts and alleges the defendants used violence and intimidation to keep the gang in power.

Officials issued wanted posters Tuesday for Wakinyan Wakan McArthur, 33, of Bemidji, Christopher Lee Wuori, 24, of Cass Lake and Eric Lee Bower, 23, of White Earth.

All three are accused of racketeering, weapons violations and drug trafficking.

McArthur, a native of South Dakota, is described as 5 foot, 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. On the wanted poster he is pictured wearing glasses and a tattoo is visible on the left side of his neck.

Bower is described as five foot, 10 inches, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Wuori is described as five foot seven, 162 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. McCarther and Bower are described as American Indian and Wuori is described as white or white Hispanic.

Gang experts have said the Native Mob is violent, and has influence from the Twin Cities to reservations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Anyone with any information on the men's whereabouts should call the U.S. Marshals Service tip line at (651) 848-1444.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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