White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach arrested for assault in Indiana

PAOLI, Ind. (WATE) - White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach was arrested for assault Monday night at his home in Indiana.

WHAS-TV reports that arrest records show Heimbach, who spoke at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville last month, assaulted his wife's stepfather Matt Parrott, who also serves as a top spokesman for Heimbach's Traditionalist Worker Party.

Records show the two had gotten into a fight over an affair and Parrott ran to a nearby Walmart for safety and to call 911.

When police arrived at the Heimbach home, according to WHAS, an officer heard Heimbach raise his voice to his wife, followed by a scuffle. The officer said Heimbach had attacked his wife as their two young children looked on.

Heimbach was arrested on charges of domestic battery and battery. He was later released from jail on $1,000 bond.

Parrott told the Southern Poverty Law Center he was walking away from the Traditionalist Worker Party after the incident.

Hundreds turned out to protest Heimbach's event at the University of Tennessee on Feb. 17. 

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