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Last Place on Earth Owner Arrested Again, Store Closes

Posted at: 04/03/2013 10:16 PM
Updated at: 04/04/2013 11:00 AM
By: Travis Dill
tdill@wdio.com

One day after posting bail and getting out of jail, Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson was arrested by Duluth Police Wednesday night.

Police said Carlson was arrested for violating his federal probation. That probation started after he was indicted by a federal grand jury last year.

Carlson was restricted from having a firearm as a condition of his probation and federal officials said he violated the terms of that pre-trial release by possessing a shotgun.

Police said the arrest occurred at the Last Place on Earth just after 8 p.m., and that the store closed after the arrest.

Carlson reopened his shop Tuesday evening, less than three hours after posting bail. That came after Carlson and his son, Joseph Gellerman, were arrested Friday and spent the weekend in jail.

Duluth Police said undercover officers purchased illegal synthetic drugs from the Last Place on Earth. Police said they did find a gun in the store during a raid on Friday.

Police said Carlson will appear before a federal magistrate for this alleged offense, but it is unknown if that will happen Thursday or Friday.

Gellerman was not arrested Wednesday night.

Federal officials said Carlson is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday afternoon in Duluth.