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KKK member pleads guilty to using into crowd of protesters

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A member of the Ku Klux Klan has pleaded guilty to charges that he drove his truck by a crowd of Dusky Lives Topic protesters.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Harry Rogers, 37, of Hanover County, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of assault. He also pleaded guilty to one depend every of destruction of property and hit and urge.

Rogers is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. He faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in penal advanced.

Rogers became before the entirety sentenced to six years in penal advanced in August. But he appealed that conviction.

Rogers drove by the physique of workers final summer in Henrico County. No one became severely injured. He struck no longer decrease than two folks, using over a particular person’s toe and hitting one woman twice who stepped in entrance of the truck.

Before he became arrested, Rogers boasted about the incident on social media.

“This Chevrolet 2500 went up on the curb and by the voice,” he acknowledged on a Facebook are living video played in court docket. “They started scattering admire (expletive) cockroaches. … It’s roughly comic whenever you happen to position a question to me.”

Rogers’ attorney, George Townsend, acknowledged Rogers is a member of the KKK.

“He became born into it,” Townsend told the procure. “That became by no manner hidden.”

Townsend acknowledged he plans to fresh mitigating evidence at Tuesday’s sentencing. But he supplied a immediate defense of his client in court docket on Thursday.

“The completely folks that made contact with the truck had been these who place themselves in entrance of the truck,” he acknowledged.

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