11 Universal Aryan Brotherhood members charged in Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. – Authorities have charged 11 alleged gang members and associates of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood for several crimes.
The defendants are charged for their alleged roles in conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and drug conspiracy.
Some are also accused of kidnapping and maiming a person.
According to court documents, the UAB is a “white only,” prison-based gang with members across Oklahoma.
The gang was established in 1993 within Oklahoma penitentiaries and modeled itself after the principles and ideology of the Aryan Brotherhood.
Its members and associates have been known to engage in distributing drugs, money laundering, kidnapping, assault and arson.
The federal indictment alleges that Ronnie Dean Haskins, 41; Aaron Clay King, 31; Robert Allen Paul Bryan, 40; Rodney Lee Broomhall, 37, and Kristin Michelle Bright, 31, kidnapped and maimed a person to increase their position within the gang.
The accused allegedly held down another member of the gang and placed a hot knife on his neck to burn off the UAB tattoo.
Others charged in the indictment include Anthony Ramon Hall, 39; Matthew Brian Wagner, 32; Richard Allen Roberts, 30; William Benton Williams, 41; Carl Matthew Smith, 36, and Timothy Duane Buck, 23.