Sentencing scheduled in Battlement Mesa knifing case |

Sentencing scheduled in Battlement Mesa knifing case

Greg Masse

Daniel Scott Williams, the reputed neo-Nazi who allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old male at a Battlement Mesa residence on Oct. 13, 2002, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in December and is scheduled to be sentenced this week.

Williams, 21, of Bakersfield, Calif., who also uses the name Daniel Scott Mayfield, pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 9 and faces two to six years in prison.

According to the arrest affidavit written by the arresting officer, Garfield County sheriff’s deputy Steve Hardesty, Williams said, “Hey man, there’s no problem. I stabbed that kid in self-defense.”

Williams then told Hardesty that he “shoved the knife at him and he, like, jumped on it with his stomach and I stabbed him.”

Hardesty told Williams he doubted this was true, the affidavit said.

Williams responded, “Like, he didn’t really jump on it. I went to stab him in the gut and he didn’t get out of the way fast enough.

“Like, is he dead? Cuz it’s his fault not mine, dude, like, I was defending myself,” Williams reportedly told Hardesty.

But police didn’t buy Williams’ story and he was arrested.

Also in the affidavit, Williams is reported as bragging about being a Nazi.

“OK, we’re all drinking and hanging out, and I am at Mike’s house showing everyone my swastika tattoo cuz I’m a Nazi and I’m bad,” the affidavit quoted Williams as saying at the scene, prior to his arrest.

Williams is set to be sentenced on Jan. 9 in 9th District Court.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511


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