An Oregon man pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after a Black man was attacked in 2018.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that 42-year-old Randy Smith, pleaded guilty to hate crime charges and also to making false statements to FBI agents.
A grand jury indicted four men allegedly involved in the incident in December 2020.
Last year, Daniel Delbert Dorson, 27, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime and making a false statement. In April, Jason DeSimas, 48, from Washington also pleaded guilty to the same charges. Jason Stanley, 46, from Boise, Idaho, is expected to face a trial this fall in Seattle.
Prosecutors said the men had left a White supremacy gathering and later violently attacked a Black man at a bar in Washington state. The alleged attack happened early Dec. 8, 2018. The men allegedly assaulted the Black man identified as “T.S.” who was the DJ on a stage near the bar’s dance floor.
White supremacists had gathered for a so-called “Martyr’s Day,” which is reportedly an annual event that honors the founder of a violent White supremacists group called “the Order.” The founder of this group was killed in 1984.
Smith, Dorson and DeSimas are expected to be sentenced later this year.
More about the hate crime charges and incident can be found here.
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