Jason Stanley, 43, of Boise, Ada County, Idaho, United States and Randy Smith, 38, of Eugene, Oregon, USA are two of the four men recently indicted for federal hate crimes and making false statements in connection to a bar fight in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington, USA. The other two are Jason DeSimas, 44, of Tacoma, Washington and Daniel Delbert Dorson, 24, of Corvallis, Oregon.
Stanley, Smith, DeSimas and Dorson were charged for allegedly aiding and abetting one another as they punched and kicked a black man made derogatory comments against the black man at the Rec Room Tavern in Lynnwood on the evening of December 8, 2018. The four suspects were also charged with assaulting another man that evening.
According to authorities, Stanley, Smith, DeSimas and Dorson were in Lynwood that evening to attend Martyr’s Day, a white supremacist observance that marks the death of Robert Jay Mathews during a shootout with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington on December 8, 1984.
During the investigation, Stanley, Smith, DeSimas and Dorson made false statements to the FBI. Dorson falsely claimed he had not planned to attend the Martyr’s Day observance while DeSimas told investigators nobody made racial slurs during the attack.
Stanley claimed he was not in Washington during the incident. Smith gave investigators wrong information about how he injured himself that evening.
Stanley and Smith will be arraigned in Washington. They are in Idaho and Oregon custody, respectively, on unrelated charges.