Two Klan Leaders Charged In a North Carolina Stabbing At Trump Victory Party
Police in North Carolina arrested Two Ku Klux Klan leaders —including a California man who organized a violent “White Lives Matter” rally in Anaheim earlier this year— in connection with a stabbing before a Klan parade celebrating the election of Donald J. Trump.
William Hagen, 50, from Orange, CA man, is the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist group active in the western United States. He and another Klan leader, Chris Barker, 37, were accused of stabbing 47-year-old Richard Dillon, the Caswell County sheriff’s office said in a statement late Tuesday. The two men appeared in court on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
The attack took place hours before a Ku Klux Klan parade on Saturday in Roxboro, N.C., billed as a celebration of Mr. Trump’s victory, according to Captain Frank Rose, a sheriff’s office spokesman.
Captain Rose said Dillon stumbled into the lobby of the sheriff’s office at 3:15 a.m. Saturday with several stab wounds to the chest, after a fight at a Klan meeting in Mr. Barker’s home in East Yanceyville, N.C., according to Captain Frank Rose, a sheriff’s office spokesman. Mr. Dillon was treated at a local medical center and released.
Hagen was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, and Mr. Barker was charged with aiding and abetting assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, the sheriff’s office said. Both men were being held in lieu of secured bond, according to the report.