COLBERT, Okla. (KXII) - There are questions surrounding the background of a newly appointed Texoma police chief after we found his name linked to websites that sell media and memorabilia aimed at skinheads and white nationalists.
Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a hate map following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
That map identified only one group operating in Texoma - ISD Records, a website that sells racist media and memorabilia aimed at skinheads and white nationalists.
With a banner that reads "The Voice of Blood and Honour," an international coalition of racist skinhead gangs, ISD Records features artists like The Klansmen and album titles including "'Hitler was Right'".
We tracked down the certificate of ownership of ISD Records filed at the Grayson County Courthouse in 2004 with the signature of a Bart Alsbrook at a Denison address.
Colbert reserve police officer Bart Alsbrook was named interim chief this week.
We called Alsbrook about that application last week. He denied he was the Bart Alsbrook behind isdrecords.com.
We searched for another Bart Alsbrook and couldn't find another person with that name in the United States.
The site was taken offline within hours of that conversation.
When we called him back to ask him about it, Alsbrook claimed a group of skinheads stole his wallet and began using his name after a fight at a heavy metal concert in the 1990's.
Court records show Alsbrook was charged with attempted murder back in the nineties. He says the victim misidentified him. The charge was eventually dropped.
And in 2005, the SPLC identified Alsbrook as Blood and Honour USA's Texas coordinator and the man behind NS88 Videos, with a website similar to ISD Records.
He also denied he was the person behind that site.
NS88.com was also taken down shorty after we asked Alsbrook about it.
Colbert city officials declined to speak to us both about Alsbrook's hiring and this story.
Alsbrook says he is the interim chief until the city can hire a new full time chief.