U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive in Edgewater on Wednesday for violating his probation related to a conviction for a hate crime as well as weapon and drug possession charges, according to a U.S. Marshals spokesman and criminal investigator David Neumann.
Michael Patrick Dawson was arrested around 1 p.m. between the Mayo Post Office and Mayo Elementary after violating probation related to his conviction on several charges, Neumann said.
Neumann called Dawson "a fugitive" and said he was convicted of simple assault and a hate crime from an incident in Washington DC.
"[Dawson] pulled a knife on a civilian in [Washington, DC], a cab driver, and told him, 'I'm going to kill you. I already killed your brother,'" Neumann said.
Neumann also said that Dawson is a member of the Arian Nation, a white supremecist organization.
A Special Response Team assisted in Dawson's arrest because of the possibility that Dawson may have had weapons in his possession, Neumann said.