VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Men with ties to a white supremacy group were arrested Thursday for an alleged racial attack on March 18 at the QuarterDeck Bar in Vancouver.
Brent Luyster, 32, his brother Robert Luyster, 31, and 62-year-old Donald McElfish are charged with second-degree felony assault and racially motivated malicious harassment for the incident.
On that date, court documents reveal, the three arrived together at the tavern. The Luysters saw a black man sitting with a white woman at the bar. Brent Luyster made a racially pointed remark about it. Robert Luyster shouted a threat, got a gun from his car, put a bullet into the chamber, stepped outside and pointed the gun at people standing there, documents said.
He also allegedly threatened to kill Dontae Fielding because he was black. Fielding and two other men standing near the door, James Roberts and Andrew Rodriguez, said they all feared for their lives.
Then, documents showed, Robert gave the gun to his brother who also began to threaten Fielding, Roberts and Rodriguez. When they heard police coming, they left in McElfish’s car.
The Luysters, court documents said, hold racist beliefs and have previously been associated with the Skinheads.
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