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Sheriff: Indiana man stabbed during KKK meeting at Yanceyville home

Posted December 7, 2016

William Hagen, left, and Christopher Barker

— An Indiana man was taken to the hospital on Saturday after being stabbed during a Ku Klux Klan meeting in Yanceyville, according to the Caswell County Sheriff's Department.

In a post on its Facebook page, the sheriff's office said Richard Dillon, 47, of Indiana, came to the department with a stab wound to his upper chest. From there, Dillon was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Dillon told deputies he was at the home of Christopher Eugene Barker, located at 2634 U.S. Highway 158 in east Yanceyville, when he got into an altercation with Barker and William Ernest Hagen, 50, of Orange County, California. Dillon said he was stabbed multiple times during the fight.

Hagen was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was jailed under a $350,000 secured bond.

Barker was also charged in the incident: Deputies charged him with felony aiding and abetting assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Barker was given a $200,000 secured bond.

A caravan of about 20 vehicles organized by the KKK drove through Roxboro on the same day to celebrate President-elect Donald Trump's win, according to previous reports. People in the caravan flew Confederate and American flags from their vehicles as they drove through the town.


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  • Raymond Mclemore Dec 8, 2016
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    Need to have more meetings to thin out the herd. Survival of the most racist. Dumb #$&-_$*.

  • John Archer Dec 7, 2016
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    If you can't trust your fellow racists, who can you trust?

  • John Archer Dec 7, 2016
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    Duh, maybe because the KKK was marching that day celebrating Trump. Has nothing to do with his "victory tour". What is it you don't understand?

  • Dmitry Suemeov Dec 7, 2016
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    They are right where they belong.........Prison!

  • Linda Tally Dec 7, 2016
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    This would be side-splittingly funny if it wasn't so bone-headed ridiculous.