A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is being charged for burning a cross in a mostly black neighborhood in southeast Alabama.
The Justice Department says 28-year-old Steven Joshua Dinkle was indicted on charges of conspiring to violate housing rights; criminally interfering with housing rights; using a fire to commit a felony; and obstruction of justice.
According to reports, prosecutors say Dinkle is the former exalted Cyclops of a KKK chapter in Ozark.
Fox News reports:
Dinkle was arrested Wednesday in Mississippi.
Dinkle’s mother, 45-year-old Pamela Morris, is also charged with committing perjury before a grand jury that investigated the case.
Dinkle attempted to intimidate his neighbors burning a six feet high cross wrapped in jeans and towels.
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