An alleged neo-Nazi with an extensive criminal history who raised an anti-Semitic sign at a protest of the coronavirus quarantine pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge last week. Police arrested Matthew Paul Slatzer, 36, at Fast Times Pub in Canton on Feb. 2. Slatzer, who was intoxicated, was accused of unlawfully possessing a .38 caliber revolver, given his 2010 conviction for domestic violence. Slatzer also was carrying a knife, OC spray and ammunition at the of his arrest, court documents state. Prosecutors say he threatened to execute the arresting officers and made homophobic and racist comments. Slatzer appeared at a protest of COVID-19 lockdowns April 18 outside the Statehouse with a sign depicting a rat with the Star of David on its side and the words “The Real Plague.” first reported on the display, and The Daily Beast identified the man as Slatzer. While he was free on pretrial release on related state charges, Slatzer allegedly entered a Dollar General in Stow on May 3 with a hatchet and sword. Prosecutors say he asked an employee for directions to Kent State University as there are “a lot of Jews at Kent State.” He self-identified as an “Aryan brother” and said he was going to KSU to “find some Jews,” according to prosecutors. “His behavior has included threatening behavior of a discriminatory nature which further shows his danger to the community and others,” prosecutors said, opposing Slatzer’s motion for bond. According to the FBI, The Aryan Brotherhood is a violent, “whites only” prison-based gang with members operating inside and outside of the prison system. Members often sport swastikas and other Nazi symbols. Slatzer has faced charges of domestic violence, assault, animal cruelty, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon.

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