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.
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.