Milwaukee Journal Sentine
The U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced Thursday that two Missouri men have been arrested and charged with illegal firearms possession related to protests in Kenosha.
According to the criminal complaint, Michael M. Karmo, 40, and Cody E. Smith, 33, were charged with illegal possession of firearms after being arrested Tuesday at a hotel in Pleasant Prairie.
A law enforcement agency alerted the Kenosha Police Department to the two men, and Kenosha police alerted the FBI that Karmo and an unidentified male were traveling to Kenosha to "look and 'pick people off.'"
The FBI arrested Karmo and Smith in the parking lot of La Quinta Hotel and Inn, 7540 118th Ave., in Pleasant Prairie.
Law enforcement searched the car and found an AR-15, a 12-gauge shotgun, 9mm handgun and a "homemade silencer-type device," the complaint says.