Four men have been charged with a hate crime in the Hardy area in which three have already plead guilty and the forth subject is expected to have his day in court starting today in front of a Little Rock Jury.

The case started in January of this year after the Hardy Police Department were dispatched to a residence where an object described as a “Molotov Cocktail” was thrown through a window of an interracial couple in north Hardy, catching a curtain and interior wall on fire. Hardy Police contacted the FBI after the incident to assist with the apparent hate crime.

Five people were originally indicted on charges related to the fire-bombing in April. Three subjects have already plead guilty in the case, now Gary Dodson will go before a jury as his trial begins pertaining to his involvement in the crime.

The victims of the crime were four year residents of the Hardy area and described by Hardy Police as model citizens in the town. Gary Dodson is charged with Conspiracy To Deny Civil Rights as well as other charges.

Dodson, who has a lengthy criminal history is rumored to be affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups that promote Anti-Semitism. In an update, Dodson plead guilty to the charges in court today for his connection in the crime earlier this  year.