A hate group that advocated for racial purity is "no more" after a love triangle led to a violent confrontation and arrest within the party leadership.
A co-founder for the "Traditionalist Worker Party," a neo-Nazi group based in Ohio with chapters around the nation including Texas, told The Daily Beast the organization is finished because of an incident described as a "white trash circus."
On Tuesday, the group's 26-year-old co-founder Matthew Heimbach was arrested and charged with battery and domestic battery committed in the presence of a child under age 16, the Associated Press reported.
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A police report said the arrest occurred after David Matthew Parrott, the white nationalist group's other co-founder, discovered his wife and Heimbach having sex.
Parrott was watching the affair outside through a window while standing on a box, the report detailed according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. When the box broke under his weight, Parrott confronted his wife and Heimbach, the report said.
The confrontation turned violent and Heimbach allegedly twice choked Parrott into unconsciousness. When he regained consciousness, Parrott called the police who then arrested Heimbach.
The bizarre love triangle appears to have fractured the party leadership and ended the short life of the Traditionalist Worker Party, which was founded in 2013.
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"I'm done. I'm out," Parrott told the Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday. "SPLC has won. Matt Parrott is out of the game. Y'all have a nice life."
When asked by The Daily Beast if the arrest would lead to mass resignations from the party, Parrott said, "There is no more party ma'am. Goodbye."
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Fernando Ramirez is a reporter for Chron.com and the Houston Chronicle. You can read more of his stories here and follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93.