Third plea connected to 2017 torch march on Grounds
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Texas has been sentenced to six months in jail on a charge connected to the 2017 torch march on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.
William McAfee Williams of Nocona, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of burning an object with the intent to intimidate.
He is one of six men from across the country facing this charge and is the third to plead out.
Williams was sentenced to four years in prison with three years and six months of that suspended.
He will also spend a year on supervised probation after his release.
Will Zachary Smith, also of Nocona, pleaded guilty in May and will be sentenced in August.
Tyler Bradley Dykes of Bluffton, South Carolina, also pleaded guilty in May. He was sentenced to five years in prison with four and a half years of that time suspended.
Dallas Medina of Ravenna, Ohio and Ryan Roy of Enosburg Falls, Vermont are scheduled to next appear in court in August.
William Henry Fears of Pasadena, Texas is scheduled to start trial in January.