The KKK “grand dragon” behind a violent California rally earlier this year was arrested after allegedly stabbing another klansman in a fight that broke out after drinking Skyy vodka and orange juice.
Richard Dillon, who was an Indiana member of the Loyal White Knights, told the Los Angeles Times he was stabbed by William Hagen, during a “National Klonvocation” in Dec. 2 in North Carolina.
Dillon apologized to Hagen at the event for online posts critical of Hagen’s decision to hold the rally in February despite not having security.
Three people were stabbed and 13 arrested after KKK demonstrators clashed with protesters at the Anaheim rally.
But the apology apparently wasn’t the end of it.
Dillon, 47, told the Times it came up again when the Skyy vodka and orange juice came out during the event at the home of 37-year-old Christopher Eugene Barker.
“Mr. Dillon stated that he was sitting in the dining area of the residence with Mr. Hagen and Mr. Barker drinking and talking,” says a probable cause statement cited by the Orange County Register. “The previous argument Mr. Dillon and Mr. Hagen had was later brought up again, which resulted in another argument.”
Hagen was stabbed, fought back, escaped and drove away, the statement said.
The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office says Dillon appeared in their lobby with stab wounds, reported the alleged assault, then was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Police then went to Baker’s home, seen here on a Google Maps image:
The New York Times reports that the alleged stabbing took place just before the KKK’s North Carolina “victory parade” held to celebrate the election of Donald Trump.
The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office says Hagen, 50, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury. Barker has been charged with felony aiding and abetting.
Dillon told the Times he quit the organization, but plans to join another white supremacist group.
H/T Raw Story