Man connected to white supremacist group arrested

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CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. - Cleveland County sheriff's officers have arrested a man connected to a well-known white supremacist group.

The suspect was wanted in connection with a brutal beating in the metro.

Wednesday prosecutors in Oklahoma County filed charges against two suspects.

They're accused of robbery, assault and battery and kidnapping.

It all started inside an apartment complex on N. Meridian Ave. when a man called police after he said two men viciously attacked him.

"I don't know how many times I was hit but it was a lot," Ronnie Caldwell said.

Court records state the assailants "hit the victim in the face with the baseball bat multiple times" then "tied him to the chair with tape and cords" and "threatened they would gut him and then feed him to the pigs."

"The whole right side of my face was like a balloon; I couldn't see out of my eye," Caldwell said.

"During the assault the gentleman was bound and beaten," Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Morgan.

Two men were arrested for the assault, 24-year-old Steven Hicks and 46-year-old Ace Hailey.

Hailey had then allegedly been hiding out in a remote section of Cleveland County when officers tracked him down this week.

"Our deputies went to the home and after a 30 minute standoff Mr. Hailey surrendered," Cleveland County sheriff's spokesperson Meghan McCormick said.

In addition to his suspected ties to a well-known white supremacist group, Ace Hailey has a lengthy criminal history.

Caldwell said he hopes Hailey now spends a lot of time behind bars.

"I would say he needs to be behind bars until he passes away," Caldwell said.

Both suspects are being held at the Oklahoma County jail tonight on $150,000 bond.

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