White Supremacist Jailed in Chasing Case

November 12, 2003
An admitted white supremacist was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in federal prison for joining two knife-wielding friends in chasing four black youngsters and shouting racial epithets after a high school football game.
     Harley Hermes, 21, once a member of a skinhead group, had admitted to taking part in the Aug. 30 incident in Fox Lake, a Chicago suburb.
     Another man who pleaded guilty in the case, Shaun Derifield, is scheduled to be sentenced in the case by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo on Nov. 19. Both men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the civil rights of the four victims.