Court: Patriot Front members to be arraigned in-person starting in mid-July

31 Patriot Front Members Arrested Near Idaho Pride Event
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Authorities arrest members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday, June 11, 2022, after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The 31 members of the white nationalist group arrested in Coeur d’Alene will have to return to North Idaho for their arraignments.

Members of the white nationalist group Patriot Front were charged with conspiracy to riot on Saturday. They were found in the back of a U-Haul van with metal shields, metal poles, a smoke grenade and documents outlining their plans for confrontation near the city’s Pride event, court records state.

READ: Court records: Smoke bomb, metal poles and detailed plans found during Patriot Front arrests

All 31 men, who traveled to North Idaho from 11 different states, have posted the required $300 bond. As is common with misdemeanor cases, they are not required to make a first appearance in court this week.

The court is, however, working with them individually to schedule their arraignments. 4 News Now has learned these hearings will be spread out with the first six scheduled for July 18.

All those arrested will be required to return to North Idaho for in-person arraignments. The court said they will not be allowed to do so over a remote video call.

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