Oklahoma man who ‘proudly flies’ Nazi flags at his home ‘shot woman, 26, multiple times in the back after she stole one swastika banner on a dare’
- Alexander Feaster, 44, is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and shooting with intent to kill
- Feaster is accused of shooting Kyndal McVey, 26, in the back between three and five times for stealing one of his Nazi flags
- County sheriff said McVey was at a party across the street from Feaster’s home in Hunter, Oklahoma, when someone dared her to steal one of his Nazi banners
An Oklahoma man notorious in his town for flying Nazi flags on his property has been arrested after allegedly shooting a woman in the back multiple times for stealing one of his swastika-adorned banners on a dare.
Alexander Feaster, 44, from Hunter, was arrested on Sunday on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and shooting with intent to kill.
According to Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm, at around 3am on Sunday, a group of people were at a party across the street from Feaster’s home in the 200 block of East Cherokee when 26-year-old Kyndal McVey was apparently dared to steal one of the man’s swastika flags.
Alexander Feaster, 44 (left), has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and shooting with intent to kill for allegedly shooting Kyndal McVey, 26 (right)
Feaster reportedly opened fire after McVey, acting on a dare, snatched one of the Nazi flags from his property (pictured)
McVey approached Feaster’s yard and snatched the banner. As she turned around to return to her friends, Helm said someone yelled out, ‘gun.’
‘She dropped the flag at the end of the driveway and shots were fired,’ the sheriff told the local station KFOR.
According to a probable cause affidavit cited by NBC News, Feaster fired eight rounds, possibly from a Colt AR-15 A2 rifle, and between three and five of the shots struck McVey in the back as she fled.
The incident was captured on surveillance video, which was later reviewed by a responding deputy.
‘It is important to note that Kyndal did not appear to be in any way, a threat to Feaster due to her obviously running away from his residence with only a flag in her hand,’ the affidavit stated.
A neighbor said Feaster has been flying swastika-adorned banners at his house for a year
McVey collapsed in a ditch, and a friend rushed to her side to administer aid while awaiting first responders.
Meanwhile, a neighbor moved their pickup truck in front of Feaster’s home to create a barricade for McVey’s protection, while a witness trained a gun on his house as a precaution.
Deputies who responded to the scene arrested Feaster without incident. Helm said he immediately asked for an attorney.
A subsequent search of Feaster’s house festooned with swastikas yielded 15 firearms, ‘and the deputy wrote in the affidavit it appears the suspect was ‘anticipating an incident.’
‘There was a large ashtray containing several cigarette buts, and a handcuff pouch containing handcuffs on a box next to the chair,’ the deputy stated. ‘It appeared that Mr. Feaster was anticipating an incident to take place and had been watching from that spot.’
McVey survived the shooting and was taken to OU Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition, reported Enid News and Eagle.
McVey was shot between three and five times in the back and collapsed in a ditch. She survived and was hospitalized in good condition
According to the description of a GoFundMe campaign, the 26-year-old has undergone at least one surgery and has a long road to recovery ahead of her.
A neighbor said Feaster has been flying the Nazi flags over his house for about a year. A couple of the banners previously had been stolen.
The neighbor also said that Feaster would sometimes wear an all-black outfit with a red swastika armband in public.
A judge set Feaster’s bond at $500,000. He is due back in court on July 9.