Bond denied for Region 8 man accused of race crime

Gary Dodson (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff)
Gary Dodson (Source: Pulaski Co. Sheriff)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The second of 2 men accused of targeting an interracial couple in northern Arkansas with a Molotov cocktail will remain in custody while he faces charges of violating civil rights.

A federal judge in Little Rock said Friday that Gary Dodson is both a flight risk and a potential danger to the community as she denied bond for Dodson.

Authorities arrested Dodson and Jason Barnwell last week after they allegedly targeted a black man and a white woman with a Molotov cocktail in Hardy in January. Court documents claim that both men are admitted skinheads.

An affidavit alleges that Dodson drove a group of men to the couple's house, but that he did not actually throw a Molotov cocktail.

Dodson's attorney says he's considering appealing the judge's decision.

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