News / Utah / 

White Supremacist Indicted in Courthouse Stabbing

White Supremacist Indicted in Courthouse Stabbing



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A white supremacist accused of stabbing another inmate in a holding cell at the federal courthouse last week has been indicted

Court records say a federal grand jury has handed down 25-year-old Lance Vanderstappe a two-count indictment.

According to the documents, Vanderstappen is charged with one count of attempt to commit murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapons.

Last week, Vanderstappe allegedly smuggled a home-made shank into the courthouse and stabbed a Latino man several times. Authorities say the victim suffered three puncture wounds and several cuts.

The attack happened shortly after Vanderstappen was sentenced to several years behind bars for a 2001 stabbing of another inmate at the Utah State Prison.

Vanderstappe is a member of the prison-based Soldiers of Aryan Culture.

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast