A Fort Bragg soldier, found with white supremacist literature and paraphernalia, pleaded guilty this week to having an unregistered “ghost gun,” federal prosecutors say.

Military police arrested Noah Edwin Anthony, 23, on March 3, 2022, court documents show. Officers searched Anthony’s car as he was going through a gate to enter Fort Bragg and found a loaded handgun.

What You Need To Know

  •  A Fort Bragg soldier pleaded guilty to having an unregistered short-barreled rifle on base

  • Noah Edwin Anthony was arrested in March 2022 and found with two "ghost guns" — 3D-printed weapons with no serial numbers, prosecutors said

  •  Police also found white supremacist and Nazi paraphernalia in his car and room on the base, according to prosecutors

  • Anthony could face up to a decade in prison

“This handgun was later identified as a 'Glock Like' 9mm privately made handgun, commonly called a Ghost Gun, with no serial number,” federal prosecutors said. Police also found ammunition, two extended magazines, “Nazi-type patches” and an American flag with a Swastika.

Noah Edwin Anthony pleaded guilty in federal court to having an unregistered firearm.

Federal prosecutors said Anthony “had evidence of a preliminary self-titled ‘operation,’ found on his electronic devices, with the goal ‘to physically remove as many of [black and brown people] from Hoke, Cumberland, Robeson and Scotland Counties by whatever means.’”

Police also searched Anthony’s room on the army base and found “white supremacist literature, T-shirts and patches,” a 3D-printed rifle with no serial number and parts for other firearms.

Investigators sent the rifle to the ATF Firearms Laboratory, which “confirmed that it was a short barrel rifle less than 16 inches in violation of the National Firearms Act.”

Anthony pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record and could face up to 10 years in prison. His sentencing is set for July 25 at the federal courthouse in Wilmington.

The Pentagon has, for years, said it was working to root out white supremacists and other extremists from the military.

A 2020 report from the Department of Defense said extremist groups were trying to recruit members of the military or have members join the armed forces to get combat experience, according to the Associated Press.

“Military members are highly prized by these groups as they bring legitimacy to their causes and enhance their ability to carry out attacks,” the report said, according to AP. “In addition to potential violence, white supremacy and white nationalism pose a threat to the good order and discipline within the military.”

In late 2021, the Pentagon issued new rules prohibiting service members from being involved in extremist activities and groups.