A New Jersey man suspected of being a white supremacist was arrested in the woods with a large cache of ammunition, an AK-47 and a handgun, police said.
Bruce ‘Brus’ Post III, who was sporting a Hitler-style mustache and German combat gear, was taken into custody Sunday by a multi-agency task force patrolling the Glenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area on Sunday, according to Lacey Township Police Chief David Paprota.
The suspect “gave indications of possible white-supremacist involvement,” Paprota said.
Post was with an unidentified man, who was detained but not arrested, police said.
Officers discovered an AK-47, a Walther P38 9-mm handgun, eight 30-round high-capacity magazines and one 100-round drum magazine, Paprota said, according to NJ Advance Media.
Post was charged with first-degree unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, possession of prohibited weapons and devices (high-capacity magazines), and unlawful possession of a handgun and assault weapon by a felon.
Post was sentenced in 1997 to five years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and he also served more than two years in connection with the 1995 murder of Andrew Whited Jr., whose body was dumped along Interstate 195 after being stabbed nearly 30 times, the media site said, citing court records.
Post’s brother, Joseph Post is serving a life sentence for that slaying, according to the media site. Authorities said Bruce Post helped destroy evidence in the case.
Because of Post’s “well-publicized past history,” he was ordered held on $400,000 cash bail without a 10 percent option and the public was asked to come forward with any information about Bruce Post, Paprota said.
It was not clear if Post had entered a plea.