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Iowa law enforcement involved in thwarting possible violent plan by two heavily-armed Missouri men traveling to ravaged Kenosha


This news story was published on September 6, 2020.
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KENOSHA, WISCONSIN – The Justice Department announced that 40-year-old Michael M. Karmo and 33-year-old Cody E. Smith of Missouri have been charged by criminal complaint with illegal possession of firearms after being arrested on September 1, 2020, at a hotel in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, on September 1, 2020, the Kenosha Police Department advised FBI that a law enforcement agency in Iowa had received a tip that Karmo and an unidentified male were in possession of firearms and traveling from Missouri to Kenosha, Wisconsin. FBI agents subsequently located and detained Karmo and Smith at a hotel in Pleasant Prairie, which is located near Kenosha. After receiving consent to search Karmo and Smith’s vehicle and hotel room, FBI agents recovered an Armory AR-15 assault rifle, a Mossberg 500 AB 12-Gauge shotgun, two handguns, a silencer, ammunition, body armor, a drone, and other materials. Karmo has prior felony convictions. Smith has a prior misdemeanor domestic battery conviction and acknowledged regular drug use. Consequently, both Karmo and Smith were prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition on September 1, 2020.

The criminal complaint charges Karmo with violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (Felon in Possession of a Firearm). The criminal complaint charges Smith with violating 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 2 (Aiding and Abetting a Felon’s Possession of Firearms); 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) (Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence); and 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) (Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person – Unlawful User of a Controlled Substance). Each of these offenses carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervision after release from prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the Kenosha Police Department, the Village of Pleasant Prairie Police Department, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office, and local law enforcement in the state of Iowa.

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18 Responses to Iowa law enforcement involved in thwarting possible violent plan by two heavily-armed Missouri men traveling to ravaged Kenosha

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 9, 2020 at 8:23 am

    To kill blm terrorists? Who cares at all? You all rub your mouth and claim trump supporters are the violent ones.. what about grandmaster jay and nfac? Sorry if I dont buy that the trump supporters are the problem when black males commit the vast majority of gun crime in this country. Sorry I dont believe you when black males comprise tha majority of the prison population. Black males are scum.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 8, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Neckbeards unite!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 7, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Trump will pardon them. No biggie.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 7, 2020 at 5:55 am

    I don’t care which side they were on, these two are better in lockup, and not on the streets.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    If he ever happens to need public executioners, I am sure you will volunteer to be one.

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    Roy Bean Reply Report comment

    September 6, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    the liberal law in Kenosha will let them out

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 6, 2020 at 11:35 am

    A couple of typical Trump supporters.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 8, 2020 at 7:40 am

      That is an idiotic statement, but typical coming from a TDS sufferer. The violence in today’s America is NOT from Trump supporters.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 8, 2020 at 8:11 am

        That is funny. I just watched a news report about the violence in Portland on Fox. The Trump supporters attacked and beat a BLM protestor. In your version, I am sure they weren’t trump supporters, they just wore MAGA hats and trump t-shirts to disguise themselves. Probably paid by Soros. Right?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 8, 2020 at 10:23 am

          Wake up. There’s only so much ‘protesting’ that law-abiding citizens will tolerate. You had better come to grips with that reality or see rule #1..Stupid games yield stupid prizes.

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            Anonymous

            September 8, 2020 at 10:34 am

            Wake up. Law abiding citizens don’t physically attack other law abiding citizens.

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            Anonymous

            September 8, 2020 at 4:21 pm

            You’re still asleep and have not been watching the riots on the news nightly.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

          Here’s some sound advice: Don’t support or defend any BLM activity or movement. They are a multi-billion dollar race-hustling scam that will steadily come to be reviled and exposed as a total fraud. Do they spend any of their billions of extorted dollars for actual benefit for black people (or any other people)???

          No they do not.

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            Anonymous

            September 8, 2020 at 11:18 am

            How would you know?

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            Anonymous

            September 8, 2020 at 4:37 pm

            Even in today’s world, full of idiots who listen to liars like Sharpton and Pelosi, the truth will eventually come out. By then, you will have moved on to another pile tho…and Donald J. Trump will be well into his second term.

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            Anonymous

            September 8, 2020 at 6:12 pm

            prison term

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            Anonymous

            September 8, 2020 at 9:58 pm

            Simply put, you don’t know.