A white supremacist who unsuccessfully tried to take control of a small North Dakota town is following through with plans to try to move to Missouri.

Craig Cobb, 62, late last month was sentenced to four years of probation for terrorizing residents of Leith, where he'd tried to establish an all-white enclave. The Missouri native said during his sentencing that he wants to go to that state to care for his mother.

North Dakota Corrections Department spokesman Tim Tausend says Cobb has made a formal request to Missouri to accept him through an interstate compact that regulates the supervision of adult offenders.

Tausend says Cobb has been living in Bismarck since his release from jail, where he spent nearly half a year before reaching a probation deal with prosecutors.