CLINTON, TN (News Sentinel) - It was an internal gang-related, vicious beating — an enforcement lesson — by members of the white supremacist Aryan Nations group, and it left a man with serious injuries.

After a lengthy investigation, three people have been arrested and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy in connection with the December 2013 incident, Anderson County Sheriff Paul White said.

A 31-year-old Briceville man was savagely beaten in the episode, which occurred on Dennis Lane in Anderson County’s Claxton community, the sheriff said.

Five Aryan Nations members were involved in the incident. Arrested Tuesday on indictments returned by the Anderson County grand jury were Knoxville resident Leonard Lionel Kilgore, 36, and Jacob Eli Campbell, 33, and Michael James O’Conner Jr., 32, both of Sevierville.

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