White supremacist Craig Cobb has had some Nebraska residents worried since he reportedly bought three properties last month at a sheriff's tax sale in Webster County, Neb., the Journal Star reports.
Cobb is known for his attempts to establish an all-white enclave, and according to the report, county residents are reportedly concerned that this could be his latest attempt to do so.
According to the report, Cobb paid $125 for two properties in Red Cloud, and another $3,410 for one in Inavale, although the sales must be approved by a judge next month. The Webster County attorney said that anyone interested in the properties can redeem them first or outbid Cobb when the judge hears the case.
The Journal Star notes that after news of Cobb's purchases in Red Cloud spread, the small town of 1,200 called an emergency meeting last Tuesday.
One resident, Mike Goebel, told the Journal Star that the town does not want the notorious supremacist, although there is technically nothing that can be legally done to keep the man out.
“The way they are promoting hate through Facebook, we don’t want to see that in Red Cloud. I don’t want our children to be raised in a town where that is out in the open,” Goebel said.
Earlier this year, Cobb tried to buy some $10,000 worth of property in Antler, N.D., to build his enclave, in hopes of naming it after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The city, however, kept him out by purchasing the properties for $35,000.
Read more at the Journal Star.