Ghostface Gangsters Accused Of Stabbing, Sexually Assaulting, Burning Inmate

Seven members of the Ghostface Gangsters, including a man accused in a white supremacist murder plot, are accused of stabbing, sexually assaulting and burning an inmate at the Floyd County Jail on Dec. 18.

According to Floyd County Jail, Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports:

Michael John Helterbrand, 26, of Dalton, was arrested in January 2020 on charges involving conspiracy to commit murder and participation in a criminal gang.

The new accusation states he and other members of the Ghostface Gangsters attacked and sexually assaulted a man with an object in the P-block of the jail. The report stated the man was “severely beaten, stabbed … and burned.”

An FBI affidavit filed in the case stated that Helterbrand, along with two other men were involved in a white supremacist group known as The Base.

FBI and Floyd County Police Department investigators stated in an affidavit the men plotted to kill a Bartow County couple who had taken part in antifascist protests, in order to send a message to enemies of their group.

An FBI affidavit described the group as a collective of hardcore neo-Nazis, operating as a paramilitary organization that is hostile to minority communities.

Rome News Tribune