North Minneapolis Gang Leaders Busted

Hennepin County charged two members of a North Minneapolis gang with 14 felonies on Thursday.

Members of the "Beat-Down Posse", Joseph Duane Gustafson, 36, and Troy Michael Neuberger, 38, have been charged with kidnapping, assault, drug trafficking and running a mortgage fraud ring, among others.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said that these two had been "terrorizing" north Minneapolis for a years, according to MPR. Cops had been after Gustafson and Neuberger for years.

Both men were to make their appearance in court on Friday. Gustafson appeared for his scheduled appearance, while Neuberger refused to leave his cell.

Law enforcement officials, including the FBI, credited Minneapolis police Sgt. Kerry O'Rourke as the driving force behind this investigation, according to the Pioneer Press.

The Star Tribune reports that Freeman said that other arrests and charges could follow in this investigation.

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