Surveillance video from a nearby hotel captured a Ford truck backing up and then lunging forward at James. His shirt is briefly illuminated by the headlights before he disappear behind and under the truck, running him over near a curb.
All 10 assailants pleaded guilty to their roles in other beatings; one being the assault of a man near a golf course, another being the beating of a man who had tried to sell them drugs, others were various and random attacks on passersby using beer bottles and a slingshot. They further pleaded guilty to a failed attempt to run over yet another one. Besides Mr. Anderson, none of the other victims were ever identified, and all were black.
Shelbie was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of conspiracy to commit a hate crime and concealing it by lying to police. Sarah Graves was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit a hate crime. Six different males, all white, were sentenced to prison with stints ranging from four to 50 years. And two more white males are still awaiting sentencing.