Five North Carolina white supremacists were indicted in late February on charges related to a suspected kidnapping and murder plot. A Pitt County grand jury handed down indictments on Wallace Eugene Woodard III, 25, Tiffany Dawn O’Neal Maxwell, 36, Albert Jack O’Neal, 16, Martin Earl Driver, Jr.,19, and Dustin Grey Fricke, 18.
All suspects, members of a small neo-Nazi skinhead group called Section 11, are charged with at least one count each of first-degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Authorities say that the suspects met in late January to conspire to kill a Dutch citizen who was a member of their group. The suspects allegedly kidnapped the victim, shaved his head, and kicked him with steel-toed boots. Members also allegedly assaulted and broke the jaw of another person, also a member of the group.
Officers from the Greenville Police Department and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested four of them on February 2; a fifth suspect turned himself in to the authorities later that day. From the residences of several of the suspects, authorities discovered Nazi flags and paraphernalia, a hangman’s noose, guns and knives, and other items.
Woodard, believed to be the leader of the group, is allegedly known as the “Fuhrer” (sic) of the group. In 2005, Woodard claimed on several white supremacist Internet sites to be an officer, or “kleagle,” with the Indiana-based Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. According to police, during the attack, Woodard warned one victim that “if you call the cops, I will put a bullet between your eyes.”
Woodard is also a self-proclaimed racist skinhead, Aryan Nations member, and member of the racist prison gang, the Aryan Brotherhood (he has the letters “AB” tattooed on his right hand), though actual membership in any of those groups has not been confirmed. He is also a tattoo artist who started tattoo businesses called National Socialist Tat2 and Ink Works, and most recently 88 Tattoo Inc (88 being neo-Nazi shorthand for Adolf Hitler).
Woodard himself has runic characters spelling “RAHOWA,” or “Racial Holy War,” tattooed down the right side of his face. His other tattoos include a swastika, the word “Killer,” and a Celtic cross (commonly used as a hate symbol by white supremacists).