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A man charged with threatening a community member during a Ku Klux Klan march through Mount Victory last month said Thursday he will need Hardin County to pay for his legal representation.
Kevin Gibbs, of Hamilton, is charged with aggravated menacing. On March 24, Gibbs, along with about ten others, marched along North Main Street in Mount Victory. Some were dressed in robes of the KKK, but Gibbs was not.
As the marchers moved south on the sidewalk, they were confronted by area residents who asked them to leave the village. Witnesses reported seeing Gibbs pull a pistol, stand behind a female marcher and point the weapon at the ground as he threatened to shoot a black man who told them they were not welcome in the community.
Deputies separated the two groups and charged Gibbs, who told Hardin County Municipal Court Judge Greg Grimslid he has no income other than Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social Security. He has a joint checking account with his mother, said Gibbs.
Grimslid said Gibbs was indigent and assigned Nicole Winget of Lima to serve as his attorney in the case. The trial is set for June 18 at 1:30 p.m.
By DAN ROBINSON
Times staff writer