A local white nationalist leader has been sentenced to 38 days in jail for violating his probation relating to a disorderly conduct conviction.
Matthew Heimbach was convicted of assaulting an African American protester at a rally held by Donald Trump.
Heimbach is the founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party. Last year he pleaded guilty to physically harassing an African-American woman at the 2016 Trump rally in Louisville, but a judge released him under the condition that he take anger management classes and stay out of trouble for two years.
But in March, Heimbach was arrested for felony battery charges in Indiana, prompting prosecutors to request for Heimbach’s probation to be revoked and for his original 90-day sentence to be reinstated.
Prosecutors say they agreed to the shorter 38-day sentence in order to put him in jail immediately.
In the original conviction, a woman alleged Heimbach and another white nationalist assaulted her while then-candidate Trump shouted QUOTE “Get ‘em out of here” from the stage.
Heimbach has organized white nationalist rallies in the region and participated in the violent protests in Charlottesville, VA last year.