Bradley K. Sperman
2020-11-25 12:57:44 UTC
A man viewed as a fixture in Oregon's white nationalist movement
was sentenced in Lane County to more than two years for stabbing
Jacob Laskey, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of fourth-
degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon in the knife attack
on Devin Reid Wolfe.
Jailed since January, Laskey's plea first reported by the
Eugene Weekly came a day before the start of his scheduled
Lane County Circuit Judge Valerie Love handed Laskey a
concurrent sentence of six months in county jail and an
additional 30 months in state prison, counting time-served,
court records show.
Laskey also was sentenced to 24 months of post-prison
supervision, the records show.
The Lane County Sheriff's Office arrested Laskey on Jan. 19
after authorities said he stabbed Wolfe at a Creswell RV park.
The attack occurred during a birthday party, the Eugene Weekly
Sheriff's officials provided few additional details. Wolfe could
not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Laskey spent more than a decade in federal prison after he and
several other members of Volksfront, a now-defunct neo-Nazi
group, threw swastika-etched bricks through Eugene's Temple Beth
Israel Synagogue in 2002.
He was released in 2015 and was on federal probation at the time
of his arrest.
Laskey had maintained a public presence since he got out of
prison. Books that he penned behind bars, including one that
claims the Holocaust was a hoax, became available on Amazon.
Laskey also has become a prolific video blogger on YouTube,
where he delivered lengthy diatribes against antifascist
activists, or antifa, and talked about his doubts that the Earth
is round and whether the International Space Station is a
Hollywood movie set.
In November, he publicly praised and defended Eugene cannabis
entrepreneur Bethany Sherman after she was accused of
participating in neo-Nazis activities.
Until his arrest, Laskey helped run Wolfclan Armory, a military
surplus store operated by his family. The store recently moved
from Creswell to Cottage Grove, south of Eugene.
Laskey told The Oregonian/OregonLive last year that he's no
longer involved in the white power movement or affiliated with
any white supremacist groups. He added that he didn't renounce
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