A Ku Klux Klan leader from Virginia was arrested Sunday for allegedly driving his truck into a crowd of protesters, a report stated.
Harry Rogers, 36, is accused of revving his engine and motoring by a gaggle of demonstrators gathered on the median of a Richmond road at about 5:45 p.m., the Richmond Instances-Dispatch reported, citing a county prosecutor.
One particular person on the scene was checked out for accidents, however refused medical consideration, police stated.
Henrico Commonwealth’s Lawyer Shannon Taylor referred to as the alleged episode “heinous and despicable” and stated her workplace “will prosecute to the fullest extent of the regulation,” in response to the report.
Rogers, who was hit with a number of prices, together with tried malicious wounding, “is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Accomplice ideology,” Taylor stated.
Her workplace is weighing the potential of hate crime prices, the report stated.
In an interview with the Richmond Instances-Dispatch, Rogers’ girlfriend stated he was making an attempt to flee from protesters after any individual hit her 14-year-old son, who was driving within the passenger seat of Rogers’ truck.
“He tried to drive over a median to get my son out of hazard,” she informed the paper.
Police are investigating these accusations.
Rogers went out Sunday after he heard protesters had gathered close to the statue of Accomplice normal A. P. Hill, his girlfriend stated.
He deliberate to “observe” and report back to police if the statue was vandalized.
“He didn’t go there with violent tendencies,” his girlfriend stated.