Two current and one former prison employee who all belonged to the Ku Klux Klan planned to kill a black inmate as he was released in retaliation for a fight, officials said Thursday.
The three men — Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, David Elliot Morgan, 47, and 42-year-old Charles Thomas Newcomb — each were arrested Thursday on one state count of conspiracy to commit murder, according to a statement from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office.
Driver and Morgan are current employees of the Department of Corrections, and Newcomb is a former corrections employee. The state’s statement says Driver had the fight with the inmate.
Bondi’s office said the three were members of the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. read more