Jailed Klan member's trial delayed

September 10, 1992

OCEAN CITY -- The trial of Ku Klux Klan member Hobert E. Cox, who was charged with battery during a July 4 recruitment rally here, was postponed yesterday because he was in a state prison in Baltimore.

Before yesterday's scheduled court date, the 25-year-old Elkton man was imprisoned on charges that he violated terms of his parole, said Danny Mumford, an assistant Worcester County state's attorney.

Cox was arrested by Ocean City police and charged with battery and hindering police after he allegedly chased a man he thought had stolen the hood of a Klan member's outfit.

Curt Muffley, 19, of Bel Air, who was charged with misdemeanor theft in connection with the incident, asked yesterday to be tried before a jury in Circuit Court.

In a third case related to the rally, District Judge Robert D. Horsey fined John B. Camelio of Washington $170 for throwing coins at Klan members. Mr. Camelio was one of more than 100 spectators who jeered Klan members as they passed out recruitment newspapers.

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