RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A member of the Ku Klux Klan has pleaded guilty to charges that he drove his truck thru a crowd of Black Lives Subject protesters.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Harry Rogers, 37, of Hanover County, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of assault. He additionally pleaded guilty to one count every of destruction of property and hit and trudge.
Rogers is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. He faces a most sentence of 5 years in jail.
Rogers modified into as soon as first and vital sentenced to six years in jail in August. But he appealed that conviction.
Rogers drove thru the crowd last summer season in Henrico County. No one modified into as soon as severely injured. He struck a minimum of two folks, driving over a person’s toe and hitting one lady twice who stepped in front of the truck.
Before he modified into as soon as arrested, Rogers boasted about the incident on social media.
“This Chevrolet 2500 went up on the curb and thru the suppose,” he stated on a Facebook are residing video played in court docket. “They started scattering treasure (expletive) cockroaches. … It’s form of comical while you occur to quiz me.”
Rogers’ attorney, George Townsend, stated Rogers is a member of the KKK.
“He modified into as soon as born into it,” Townsend told the judge. “That modified into as soon as by no approach hidden.”
Townsend stated he plans to show off mitigating proof at Tuesday’s sentencing. But he offered a short protection of his client in court docket on Thursday.
“The ideal folks that made contact with the truck were folks that place themselves in front of the truck,” he stated.