NU Man Federal Weapons Charges 07 Mar 13

A New Ulm man has been indicted on Federal weapons charges. 48-year-old Buck Otto White, also known as Timothy Joseph Hoffman, is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time. The indictment stems from a recent investigation into storage unit break-ins in St. Peter in which police used a GPS-tracking device to link the burglaries to White. A search of a storage unit White had rented in Courtland after those crimes occurred turned up several stolen items, as well as multiple firearms. Because White has prior convictions involving crimes of violence or drug trafficking, he is subject to the Federal Armed Career Criminal Act, which mandates a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. White has been in custody since mid-February, when he was arrested in New Prague after reportedly eluding New Ulm police officers who had been waiting at his house.