BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — One of the nation's most prominent white separatists is distancing himself from another white supremacist who faces terrorizing charges for allegedly threatening residents of the North Dakota town he's trying to turn into an Aryan enclave.

Tom Metzger tells The Associated Press he is returning property in Leith that Craig Cobb deeded to him.

Metzger, who is a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the White Aryan Resistance, says he likes Cobb but disagrees with his methods. He says Cobb is too controversial.

The 62-year-old Cobb and another man are accused of terrorizing people with guns over the weekend.

They said they were patrolling Leith because of violence and harassment directed at them. The two are being held in Stanton without bond.

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