White nationalist leader faces battery charges in Indiana

White nationalist leader faces battery charges in Indiana
Matthew Heimbach (Source: Orange County Jail)
Matthew Heimbach (Source: Orange County Jail)
This is a screen shot from a video of Matthew Heimbach at the Trump rally in Louisville in 2016. (Source: Facebook)
This is a screen shot from a video of Matthew Heimbach at the Trump rally in Louisville in 2016. (Source: Facebook)

PAOLI, Ind. (AP) - A white nationalist arrested for physically harassing a woman protesting at a 2016 Trump rally is accused of attacking his wife and her stepfather in southern Indiana.

Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Heimbach was charged Tuesday with battery and domestic battery in the presence of a child under 16.

Heimbach, who is the leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party, was released from jail Tuesday after posting bail.

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He's accused of choking his wife's stepfather twice during an argument in Paoli, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Bloomington, before attacking his wife.

A message seeking comment was sent Wednesday to Heimbach's cellphone.

Heimbach was ordered to attend anger management classes last year after entering a plea for harassing an African-American woman at a March 2016 rally for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in Kentucky.

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