A FAR-right gunman, who shot a woman four times with AR-15 for ripping down his Nazi flag, has said he thought it was an Antifa attack.
Alexander Feaster, 46, claims he feared an "imminent Antifa attack on his home" when he shot Kyndal McVey, 27, in Hunter, Oklahoma last June.
As part of a “stand your ground” defense Feaster's lawyers argue in documents obtained by The Smoking Gun that he had "sincere and reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm."
Attorney Stephen Jones wrote: "It is a truth that if Mr. Feaster were not a Nazi he would likely not have been charged here.
"Although identifying with a universally despised political ideology, Mr. Feaster considers himself a loyal American."
Jones said the "first amendment display” was "not dissimilar from the flying of the ‘Make America Great Again’ flag, or the Gay Pride flag, or the ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Gadsten Snake flag.”
The court document reads: "He [Feaster] had been alerted to by a neighbor a few days prior that there was another plot by "antifa activists" to vandalize his home and that threw was a threat to his life."
As a result, Feaster is said to have called police and asked for patrols of the area.
"She [McVey] ran across the street, ripped his flag down that was affixed to his home, and retreated back to the shadowy figures across the street,” the court document adds.
"Mr. Feaster, believing he was under attack, exited his front door and used defensive force on McVey and also acted to deter others from similar conduct or using deadly force."
Feaster allegedly shot McVey four times with his firearm as she ran away from his home.
He is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and shooting with intent to kill. He will appear in court on November 19.
In court documents from last Augist, Feaster claims to be a "patriotic citizen" and a "loyal American."
“The defendant is not a violent man and does not describe to all the tenants of National Socialism, but believes that the United States’ economic situation, as it is now, is not dissimilar from the Weimar Republic of Germany in the 1930’s when Adolph Hitler was elected Chancellor,” according to the brief.
“He has held these views for the last two to three years. He has not demonstrated publicly other than displaying the flag or insignia on his property.”
Feaster thought there were 20 to 30 people at the party across the street from where he lived and it "appeared to him several individuals were holding guns under the light from their cellphones."
FEARED FOR HIS LIFE
It described how Feaster then thought it was their intention to show him they were armed before the incident in the early hours of June 28.
“He then heard what he thought to be his flag being forcibly removed. He grabbed his precautionary weapon, opened the main door, and yelled ‘Halt;’ the thief did not stop,” per the court document, cited by Enid News.
“Feaster was observed walking or running out of his home and believes he fired four ‘warning shots’ into the air above the thief. The thief appeared to to turn toward Mr. Feaster and point something at him.
“Mr. Feaster was isolated and alone, fearing for his life. He fired several more times below the thief’s center-mass in an effort to neutralize the thief, without killing the individual.”
McVey spent several weeks in hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries.
A probable cause affidavit revealed Feaster used his AR-15 to fire eight shots.
McVey was hit by four of them, in the back and lower legs, as she fled, before collapsing in a nearby ditch.
While searching his house for clues, investigators unearthed 15 guns.
Feaster is free on $75,000 bond.