One of two self-professed neo-Nazis from Washington state who were part of a group who allegedly assaulted a black DJ at a bar in Lynnwood face multiple charges, including harassment and assault.
According to charging documents, Guy Albert Miller III of Tacoma faces one count of malicious harassment, one count of harassment, and fourth-degree assault.
Miller is one of eight people, seven men and one woman, who were arrested over the weekend after police responded to an altercation at the Rec Room Tavern. Snohomish County detectives say the suspects started harassing and eventually assaulted a black man working as a DJ at the Rec Room Tavern early Saturday morning.
The DJ said he was approached by a man who ordered him to play heavy metal music. The DJ instead took a smoke break. When he returned, he was assaulted and targeted with racial slurs.
When the group were told to leave, witnesses said the group got violent and started beating the DJ. An employee at the tavern who is Asian was injured when he attempted to help, according to the sheriff’s office.
While it’s unclear whether the attack was premeditated, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the suspects didn’t hide their hate.
“Specifically, for the person who is from Snohomish County, we’ve had interactions with him several times. He is listed in our jail registry as a white supremacist,” Ireton said. “The others had tattoos or clothing that would identify them as that, or they told patrol deputies. It was a combination of any of those three things.”
The person she is referring to is a man from Bothell, named Vincent Bradley Nutter, who according to the county, was one of two who posted bail over the weekend and hasn’t been charged. Nutter had “crew 38” patches on his jacket and a swastika tattooed on his neck.
The other assailants-
Nathaniel Woodell of Woodstock Illinois had an “American Defense Skinhead” patch
Leah Northcraft of Raleigh, North Carolina has on an iron cross shirt, and a tattoo of a crossed out raccoon
Daniel Dorson of Corvallis, Oregon had a “Crew 38” jacket and business card
Randy Smith of Eugene, Oregon had a swastika ring and a “crew 38” prospect patch, meaning he was a was prospect for the hammerskins
Cory Colwell of Eugene, Oregon had a “crew 38” patch
Travis Condor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had a “noose” patch and an “American Defense Skinhead” patch. It also noted that Condor was previously arrested in 2010 for severely beating a homeless man with metal pipes and a baseball bat. The assault took place while he was a soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg.
A Superior Court hearing is set for December 28 to determine if felony charges can be filed against the group.
Authorities believe the suspects were in the area to take part in what white supremacists call “martyr’s day,” which marks the day Robert Jay Mathews was killed in a shootout with FBI agents on Whidbey Island in 1984. Matthews led the domestic terror group The Order in the mid-1980s.