Martyr's Day Mayhem


A group of eight suspected white supremacists in Washington was arrested after they allegedly attacked a Black DJ at a bar. The group was believed to be on their way to Whidbey Island, Washington, to celebrate the anniversary of a white supremacist’s death in a shootout with the FBI.

Overview

December 9 is known as “Martyr’s Day” among white supremacists. The date marks the anniversary of the death of Robert Jay Matthews, who died in a shootout with FBI agents on Whidbey Island, Washington, in 1984.1 On this date in 2018, a group of suspected white supremacists believed to be part of the Western Hammers, a branch of Hammerskin Nation, were involved in a bar brawl where they allegedly attacked a Black DJ.2 The group of seven men and one woman were booked on felony charges of harassment and hate crimes. The victims suffered minor injuries in the attack, which was caught on camera.

One of the members of the group, Travis David Condor, runs the hate-music label American Defense Records. He has a prior conviction (2010) for joining in the mob beating of a homeless man with a bat.3 Condor is believed to have been a participant in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.

Another member in the attack, Vincent Nutter, has a prior history with drug and gun offenses, and according to the Associated Press, was arrested in 2013 after a manhunt that ended with him being blasted with a firehose in a tree.4

Case Summary

State of Washington v Colwell, Cory Thomas (Snohomish County (WA) Everett District Court — 2018-00041002)
Open
Colwell was one of eight people accused of hate crimes in a violent incident in Snohomish County, where he allegedly took place in an assault on a Black DJ at a bar. It is believed that the group was on their way to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a white supremacist in a shootout with law enforcement.
Cory Thomas Colwell
a.k.a.
Cory Colwell
Suspected affiliations:
Western Hammers (suspected)
Hammerskins
Aryan Brotherhood
Assault 4 (2 counts)
9A.36.041 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Malicious harassment (includes race, etc.) (2 counts)
9A.36.080 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Criminal mischief — threat/use of force
9A.84.010 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Harassment, previous conv. or threat to kill
9A.46.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Obstructing a law enforcement officer
9A.76.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Driving with license suspended 3
46.20.342 (Washington Motor Vehicle Code)
Charged Up to 90 days
State of Washington v Condor, Travis D. (Snohomish County (WA) Everett District Court — 2018-00041014)
Open
Condor was one of eight people accused of hate crimes in a violent incident in Snohomish County, where he allegedly took place in an assault on a Black DJ at a bar. It is believed that the group was on their way to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a white supremacist in a shootout with law enforcement. Condor was also photographed in Charlottesville.
Travis David Condor
a.k.a.
Travis Condor
Suspected affiliations:
Western Hammers (suspected)
Hammerskins
Aryan Brotherhood
Assault 4 (2 counts)
9A.36.041 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Malicious harassment (includes race, etc.) (2 counts)
9A.36.080 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Criminal mischief — threat/use of force
9A.84.010 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Harassment, previous conv. or threat to kill
9A.46.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
State of Washington v Northcraft, Leah N. (Snohomish County (WA) Everett District Court — 2018-00041010)
Open
Northcraft was one of eight people accused of hate crimes in a violent incident in Snohomish County, where he allegedly took place in an assault on a Black DJ at a bar. It is believed that the group was on their way to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a white supremacist in a shootout with law enforcement.
Leah N. Northcraft
a.k.a.
Leah Northcraft
Suspected affiliations:
Western Hammers (suspected)
Hammerskins
Aryan Brotherhood
Malicious harassment (includes race, etc.) (2 counts)
9A.36.080 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Criminal mischief — threat/use of force
9A.84.010 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Harassment, previous conv. or threat to kill
9A.46.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
State of Washington v Nutter, Vincent Bradley (Snohomish County (WA) Everett District Court — 2018-00041033)
Open
Nutter was one of eight people accused of hate crimes in a violent incident in Snohomish County, where he allegedly took place in an assault on a Black DJ at a bar. It is believed that the group was on their way to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a white supremacist in a shootout with law enforcement.
Vincent Bradley Nutter
a.k.a.
Vincent Nutter
Suspected affiliations:
Western Hammers (suspected)
Hammerskins
Aryan Brotherhood
Assault 4 (2 counts)
9A.36.041 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Malicious harassment (includes race, etc.) (2 counts)
9A.36.080 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Criminal mischief — threat/use of force
9A.84.010 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Harassment, previous conv. or threat to kill
9A.46.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Driving under the influence
46.61.502 (Washington Motor Vehicle Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Driving with license suspended 1
46.20.342 (Washington Motor Vehicle Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
State of Washington v Smith, Randy A. (Snohomish County (WA) Everett District Court — 2018-00040990)
Open
Smith was one of eight people accused of hate crimes in a violent incident in Snohomish County, where he allegedly took place in an assault on a Black DJ at a bar. It is believed that the group was on their way to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a white supremacist in a shootout with law enforcement.
Randy A Smith
a.k.a.
Randy Smith
Suspected affiliations:
Western Hammers (suspected)
Hammerskins
Aryan Brotherhood
Assault 4 (2 counts)
9A.36.041 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Malicious harassment (includes race, etc.) (2 counts)
9A.36.080 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Criminal mischief — threat/use of force
9A.84.010 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Harassment, previous conv. or threat to kill
9A.46.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
State of Washington v Woodell, Nathaniel L (Snohomish County (WA) Everett District Court — 2018-00040996)
Open
Woodell was one of eight people accused of hate crimes in a violent incident in Snohomish County, where he allegedly took place in an assault on a Black DJ at a bar. It is believed that the group was on their way to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a white supremacist in a shootout with law enforcement.
Nathaniel L Woodell
a.k.a.
Nathaniel Woodell
Suspected affiliations:
Western Hammers (suspected)
Hammerskins
Aryan Brotherhood
Assault 4 (2 counts)
9A.36.041 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Malicious harassment (includes race, etc.) (2 counts)
9A.36.080 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years
Criminal mischief — threat/use of force
9A.84.010 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 364 days
Harassment, previous conv. or threat to kill
9A.46.020 (Washington Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 5 years

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