White Supremacist Indicted in Courthouse Stabbing

White Supremacist Indicted in Courthouse Stabbing

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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.)

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