Baltimore police arrested two teenagers and one adult in the racially motivated beating of James A. Privott, an elderly black fisherman.
Zachary Watson, 17 and Emmanuel Miller, 16, told authorities they were with Calvin E. Lockner when he attacked the fisherman on Tuesday morning on the Patapsco River, but claimed they did not participate in the beating.
Authorities arrested the three men and charged them with attempted murder, assault and armed carjacking.
Authorities said Lockner, who is a member of the white supremacist, goes by the nickname “Hitler” and has tattoo of the Nazi leader.
In court documents, Lockner, 28 said that the attack would not have happened if Privott, 76, were a white man.
Watson and Miller told authorities that Lockner, punched, kicked struck the elderly man with a sledgehammer, while yelling racial slurs.
After the attack, authorities said the three men fled in Privott’s SUV
Privott, who lost two teeth and suffered a broken eye socket, was released from University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday night.
In 2000, Lockner pleaded guilty to raping a 38-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl.
In 2007, he was sentenced to two years in prison for violation his probation for failing to register as a sex offender.