`Neo-Nazi’ appears in court after stabbing of teenager
The California man arrested Sunday for allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old Battlement Mesa juvenile was described as “kind of a neo-Nazi” by Garfield County Sheriff spokesman Ron VanMeter.
While being interviewed by Garfield County deputies, Daniel Scott Williams, 21, of Bakersfield, Calif. reportedly told the sheriff’s office he was in a house in Battlement Mesa “showing everyone my swastika tattoo because I’m a Nazi and (I’m) bad.”
He then became involved in an argument with a 17-year-old boy, allegedly stabbing him in the stomach.
VanMeter said Williams also boasted, “I got the best Nazi lawyer and he’ll beat this.”
Williams was arrested after 3 a.m. Sunday.
Three witnesses in the home reported that Williams was arguing with the victim when the stabbing occurred.
“It’s kind of hard to figure out what they were really arguing about,” VanMeter said.
Williams and the stabbing victim were at the West Carson Circle home celebrating the 21st birthday of the man who rents the residence, VanMeter said.
While investigating the scene, deputies found the suspected weapon, a Kabar brand fixed-blade knife with a serrated edge, in a flower bed outside the residence.
Williams appeared in 9th District Court Tuesday to face charges of first-degree assault and attempt to commit serious bodily injury. He remained in Garfield County Jail Tuesday after his bond was raised from $15,000 to $25,000.
The 17-year-old victim suffered a two-inch deep stab wound in his abdomen. He was taken to Clagett Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to sheriff’s spokesman Ron VanMeter, and was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.
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