Texas: Rodney Shane Holt Pleads Guilty to Violent Assault

Member of White Supremacist Gang, Rodney Shane Holt Pleads Guilty to Violent Assault and Conspiracy to Sell Firearms

(STL.News) A member of the Aryan Circle (AC) pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in an October 2016 violent assault, as well as conspiring to sell firearms to a convicted felon.  Another individual pleaded guilty on April 19, to conspiring with members of the AC to sell methamphetamine.

Rodney Shane Holt, aka “Turbo,” 48, of Tyler, Texas, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering, as well as conspiracy to sell firearms to a convicted felon.  Holt committed the assault as part of his membership in the AC, a gang that operates in Texas and other states throughout the country.  According to court documents, Holt planned and participated in the events surrounding a violent beating of another AC member who wanted to switch his gang affiliation, or “patch over,” from the AC to a different gang.  Holt and other AC members carried out the attack in order to “X,” or remove the AC member from the gang, because joining another organization violated the AC’s rules.  Holt also sold high caliber firearms to convicted felons.

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