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Man says he was stabbed at KKK meeting in North Carolina

(WDBJ)
Published: Dec. 3, 2016 at 11:47 PM EST
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A man says he was stabbed in North Carolina while attending a Ku Klux Klan meeting Saturday, according to the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing. Richard Dillon, 47, of Indiana was stabbed in the upper chest area. He was brought to Danville Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Dillon told deputies that he was in an East Yanceyville, North Carolina, home when an altercation between him and the suspects in the case took place. Dillon said that during the altercation, he was stabbed multiple times. He told deputies that he was at the home of Christopher Barker because of a Ku Klux Klan meeting when the altercation happened.

Deputies with the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the home of Barker. William Hagen, 50, of California was arrested and charged with one count felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, inflicting serious injury. Barker, 37, was charged with one count felony aiding and abetting assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

Hagen is being held under a $350,000 secured bond. Barker is being held under a $200,000 secured bond. Both suspects have a first court appearance scheduled in Caswell County District Court on Wednesday.

The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the North Carolina Law Enforcement and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office in this investigation.