The leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party, Matthew Heimbach, was charged with battery on Tuesday after a domestic dispute turned violent.
According to police reports, Matt Parrott -- co-founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party, top spokesman, and Heimbach's father-in-law -- confronted Heimbach over an alleged affair he was having with Parrott's wife.
When Heimbach became violent, police were called and the White Nationalist leader was arrested.
The strange incident began just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, when Matt Parrott, 36, called police from a Walmart near his home. He fled to the Walmart with his step-daughter after a violent confrontation with Heimbach.
The step-daughter told police that Heimbach and Parrott’s wife had been having an affair for three months. Heimbach and Parrott’s wife said the fling had ended.
The step-daughter and Parrott’s wife tried to set up Heimbach to see if he would continue the affair after saying it was over, police said in a report.
After spying on Heimbach and his wife through the window of their trailer, Parrott confronted Heimbach and the situation took a violent turn:
“He grabbed and injured my hand after I poked his chest then choked me out with his arm,” Parrott said in a handwritten statement to police. “Then he chased me to my home and did it again.”
After police arrived, the responding officer overheard a verbal confrontation between Heimbach and his wife, followed by a “scuffle,” the report states. Heimbach’s wife said her husband kicked a wall, grabbed her face “and threw me with the hand on my face onto the bed.” Police said the step-daughter recorded the attack on her cellphone.
All four parties listed their occupations as 'White Nationalist' on the police report.