A convicted felon and member of the Texas Aryan Brotherhood, a violent racist prison gang, has received a sentence of 110 years in prison, including two life sentences.
Keith Swindall, 36, of Lubbock, Texas, who sports a neck tattoo depicting his Aryan Brotherhood affiliation, pleaded guilty to nine felony charges on October 11, 2007.
He received two concurrent life sentences for pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver 4-200 grams of crystal meth.
The seven other felony charges to which Swindall pleaded guilty include possession of a controlled substance in the amount of 1-4 grams, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with evidence, theft of $1,500 - $10,000, tampering with a government record, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The charges stem from Swindall's arrest on January 9, 2007, following a routine traffic stop. As law enforcement pulled over the vehicle Swindall was driving, Swindall ran from the car and fled the scene. Officers captured him, searched the vehicle, found drugs, then ascertained the vehicle was stolen.
Swindall's sentences were enhanced due to his status as a habitual offender; he was convicted of felony burglary of a vehicle in 1994.