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Prosecutors want bail increased for man bailed out twice only to commit more crimes

The man was twice bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. 

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. 

Hennepin County prosecutors have urged a judge to increase the bail for a man who has twice posted bail only to get out of jail and be charged with more crimes. 

Thomas Moseley, 29, of Minneapolis, has been charged with three counts of fifth-degree drug possession while possessing a firearm, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Thursday, noting Moseley was in possession of marijuana, cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms. 

Moseley got out of jail after he was charged with felony criminal damage to property in connection to damages caused Aug. 15, 2020, at the Fifth Precinct in Minneapolis. His $5,000 bail was paid by the Minnesota Freedom Fund, according to the attorney's office. 

Then, Moseley was arrested on New Year's Eve and charged with second-degree riot after a "melee in downtown Minneapolis," the attorney's release says. Moseley again got out of jail when the Minnesota Freedom Fund posted his $60,000 bail. 

Prosecutors are seeking to have his bail increased to $250,000 for his latest criminal charges, which include the aforementioned drug charge and possible additional charges stemming from an investigation for "possibly attempting to purchase semi-automatic weapons" in early January, which is illegal since he is facing a felony charge. 

The drugs were found in Moseley's possession when he involved in a protest in the skyway of the Hennepin County Government Center on Oct. 15, 2020. He was arrested in connection to the previous Aug. 15 charge, at which point police found that he was carrying a Glock semi-automatic handgun in his waistband while in the courthouse, in addition to having a shotgun, a semi-auto rifle, a panel for a bulletproof vest, a gas mask and more than four-dozen bullets. 

Prosecutors wrote in the latest criminal complaint that Moseley's “persistent efforts to acquire firearms and continued engagement in criminal conduct especially dangerous to others raises significant concerns for public safety.”

Moseley was expected to appear in court Thursday, Jan. 28. 

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