As we approach nearly 100 consecutive days of Black Lives Matter protests across the country, we are faced with a burgeoning reactionary push from the far-right. Eugene has been a national hotspot for vigilante attacks on protesters, and now we are seeing an organized effort by local militia groups and racists to intimidate and confront Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Corey Eugene Wyatt, a white supremacist who served prison time for his connection to four murders, has emerged as a central figure in local and regional far-right organizing.
Corey Eugene Jeffery Wyatt
Corey Eugene Jeffery Wyatt (AKA Corey Agnarr, Agnarr Wyatt, Agnarr the Mighty), was born on October 1, 1984, and is a white supremacist who has become deeply involved in far-right organizing in Oregon. Corey is well trained in martial arts and has enjoyed stints as a professional MMA fighter. He has a long criminal history and has spent the last 15 years in and out of prison. In 2003, shortly after turning 18, he was convicted of robbery, identity theft, and unlawful use of a weapon against another person and spent the next seven years in prison. In 2005, Corey was convicted of assaulting a public safety officer. In 2012, Corey was sent to jail for possessing a firearm as a felon. A year later, Corey went back to prison for his role in a white supremacist murder spree. In July 2020, Corey was once again arrested and charged with felony fleeing or attempt to elude police in a vehicle in Lane County. He has a court date scheduled for September.
Corey Eugene Wyatt wears a Thor’s Hammer necklace, date unknown.
During his time in the state prison system, Corey Wyatt met David “Joey” Pedersen and the two became friends. Joey Pedersen had been in the prison system since he was a teenager, when he was sentenced as an adult for robbing two coffee stands and a McDonald’s at gunpoint. After transitioning from a youth facility to an adult facility, Joey Pedersen, Alan Watkins and another prisoner named Orin Williams created a white power prison gang called the Aryan Soldiers. According to a former member, in order to join the Aryan Soldiers “Prospective recruits would have to do the minimum of a stabbing to be considered for membership.” The Aryan Soldiers were inspired by and hoped to carry on the legacy of The Order, a white supremacist terror group that carried out assassinations and armored car robberies in the 1980s. It is unclear if Corey Wyatt ever became a member of the Aryan Soldiers, but he became a close associate of Joey Pedersen while in prison.David “Joey” Pedersen and Holly Ann Grigsby carried out a white supremacist murder spree in 2011. Joey Pedersen has the letters “SWP” tattooed on his neck, for “Supreme White Power.”
Corey Wyatt was released from prison in 2010 and Joey Pedersen was released around the same time. On the 4th of July weekend in 2011, Corey Wyatt and then-wife Kimberly Scott Wyatt went camping on the Oregon coast with Joey Pedersen, his partner Holly Ann Grigsby, and another former inmate by the name of Bryce Woods. Joey and Holly told Corey and Kimberly of their plan to carry out a revolution to save the white race by murdering Jewish leaders and “Zionists.” Shortly after, Kimberly, the only non-felon of the group, purchased a 9mm handgun, which Corey Wyatt gave to Joey to carry out his “revolution.” The gun was used in three murders.
The first leg of Joey Pedersen’s “revolution” began in his hometown of Everett, Washington in September of 2011. Joey shot his father, David Jones Pedersen, with the gun provided by Corey Wyatt. Joey told police that his father had molested him as a child. Holly Grigsby murdered his step mother, Leslie Mae Pedersen, and the two stole their vehicle and drove the bodies to Corey and Kimberly Wyatt’s house in Springfield, Oregon. Corey helped hide the bloodstained vehicle with the bodies and let Joey and Holly stay with them for a night. A few days later, Joey Pedersen and Holly Grigsby continued their “revolution” by carjacking and murdering a 19 year old student named Cody Myers near Newport, Oregon. From there, the couple drove to Eureka, California, where they murdered 53 year old Reginald Alan Clark and stole his vehicle.Cody Myers, remembered here. Reginald Alan Clark, remembered here.
On October 5, 2011, Joey Pedersen and Holly Grigsby were arrested in Northern California. In jail, Holly claimed that they were traveling to Sacramento to “kill a prominent Jew.” Joey Pedersen was sentenced to two life terms in prison and Holly was sentenced to life with no chance for release. Corey Eugene Wyatt and Kimberly Scott Wyatt were arrested in 2013 for their role in the murder spree. Corey Eugene Wyatt was sentenced to 7 years, 5 months in prison. The Associated Press reported that during sentencing, Corey “offered his apologies to the victims’ families,” and “pledged to build a life as a productive citizen when he is released in the future.”
“It’s going to be a tough road, but I’m going to try the best that I can.”
In the last few months, Corey Wyatt (as Agnarr Wyatt) has used social media to network with far-right activists in the Pacific Northwest and reinvent himself as an “anti-Antifa” patriot. Corey has positioned himself within “The American Patriot Society” (TAPS), a group that has emerged out of far-right backlash to local Black Lives Matter organizing in the Eugene-Springfield area and Salem. Corey has been employed by “Above the Rest Roofing & Construction,” a company owned by Casey Lee Lasley, a known counter protester who has shown up to local rallies to intimidate Black Lives Matter activists.Corey Eugene Wyatt (Agnarr Wyatt) shares an article from the far-right site “Revolver News” that claims Black Lives Matter is an anti-white movement. Corey Eugene Wyatt says local reporters “should be hung from lamp posts” for not reporting on QAnon “Save Our Children” rallies. In reality, these rallies have received a wealth of coverage from both local and national media outlets. Corey Eugene Wyatt shares a photo from a July 31 far-right fiasco at New Hope Christian College. Corey has effectively rebranded himself as an “anti-Antifa” figure within local far-right circles, much like neo-Nazi Jake Laskey. Corey Eugene Wyatt works for “Above the Rest Roofing & Construction.” The company is owned by Casey Lee Lasley and employs several people who are active in local far-right organizing. From left to right: Corey Wyatt, Marcus Edwards, Erik Neal, and Joe Schwinghamer.
Isabel Gloria McDaniel
Isabel Gloria McDaniel (AKA Isabel Villagomez McDaniel, Isabel Villagomez), born March 29, 1984, lives in the Eugene area and is a close associate of Corey Eugene Wyatt. The two have attended several far-right rallies together in the past few months. Isabel is also affiliated with The American Patriot Society (TAPS) and local anti-Black Lives Matter organizing.Isabel McDaniel livestreamed Corey Wyatt (Agnarr Wyatt) driving through downtown Portland and complained about rioting. Corey Wyatt drives a black pre-2013 Ford Fusion. Isabel had her driver’s license suspended for life.
On December 11, 2014, Isabel McDaniel got into her Honda Civic wagon after drinking at The Keg Tavern on West 11th in Eugene. While driving through Springfield, Isabel hit two pedestrians who were crossing the street. She killed Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga, 67 years old, and sideswiped his son. Isabel continued driving for 11 blocks with Daniel Ortiz-Roynaga on the top of her car. After leaving the elderly man to die in the street, she then drove to her husband’s workplace and they cleaned and hid the vehicle. Isabel was arrested two days later on charges including criminally negligent homicide and intoxicated driving. She was released earlier this year after serving a seven year sentence in prison. After her release, Isabel lived at the Sponsors house, a halfway house near Monroe park in Eugene. In late April she moved out of the halfway house and may be working at the Northern Gold Foods facility in Junction City, Oregon.
On July 10, 2020, an “All Lives Matter Rally” was held at the Springfield, Oregon library. This rally was organized under the pretext of uniting all people of Lane County, but it was a clear response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd. This rally was the first of many in the Eugene-Springfield area, and spawned a regular, traveling crew of racist individuals eager to intimidate and assault local Black Lives Matter demonstrators. About half of the All Lives Matter (ALM) rally goers arrived prepared for a physical confrontation with anti-racist demonstrators. Large and poorly decorated heavy wooden shields with protruding screws were used to create a shield wall for the ALM crowd. Several individuals were armed with firearms, tasers, knives and bug spray. Several altercations broke out and unsurprisingly, the Springfield Police Department only arrested anti-racists. Marcus Edwards, a Black man from Oakridge, Oregon, acted as the spokesperson for the ALM protest. In the next few weeks, Marcus Edwards established himself as something of a celebrity in local far-right circles, speaking at multiple rallies in the Eugene-Springfield and Salem area.
Corey Eugene Wyatt attended the All Lives Matter rally and brought a large stick with a blue line flag and American flag. He carried a large Bowie knife on his right hip. Both Corey Wyatt and Marcus Edwards gave speeches to the All Lives Matter crowd.
Corey Eugene Wyatt carries a large flagpole at a Springfield “All Lives Matter” rally on July 10. (Original photo credit to Robert Scherle)Corey Eugene Wyatt was armed with a large Bowie knife and a wooden flagpole during the July 10 “All Lives Matter” rally. (Original photo credit to Robert Scherle) Corey Eugene Wyatt gives a speech at a rally in Springfield on July 10. (Original photo credit to Dan Morrison)
On July 29, 2020, “Black Unity,” a reformist Black Lives Matter group that has been leading protests in Eugene, held a protest titled “The Noose Is A Nuisance” in the Thurston neighborhood of East Springfield, Oregon. The protest was called after social media posts circulated showing a plastic skeleton hanging from a noose from a tree in a Thurston yard. The march was met by riot police and an armed right-wing fracas. After Springfield police declared an unlawful assembly and attacked protesters, several far-right counter protesters assaulted Black Lives Matter protesters. Police arrested Geena Jolee Shipman (AKA Geena Hager) for shoving a Black Lives Matter protester, causing them fall backwards and hit their head on the ground. Corey Eugene Wyatt showed up to the protest armed with a large Bowie knife. Isabel McDaniel, Geena Shipman (AKA Geena Hager), and Corey Eugene Wyatt approach the Black Lives Matter demonstration on July 29 in the Thurston neighborhood. Corey Wyatt is armed with a large Bowie knife, visible here on his right hip. Geena Jolee Shipman (AKA Geena Hager), Corey Eugene Wyatt, and Isabel McDaniel argue with a leader of Black Unity in Thurston on July 29. We are currently looking for information on the man labeled “sweatpants.” Geena Jolee Shipman (AKA Geena Hager) and Corey Eugene Wyatt argue with a leader of Black Unity in Thurston on July 29. We are currently looking for information on the man labeled “sweatpants” pictured to the left of Casey Lasley.Geena Shipman (AKA Geena Hager) defends a skeleton hanging from a noose, which prompted the Thurston protest. Isabel McDaniel, Tim Davis, and Corey Eugene Wyatt argue with Black Lives Matter protesters in Thurston. Tim Davis accosts a livestreamer during the July 29 Thurston protest. Tim Davis was aggressive towards multiple journalists.
On July 31, 2020, right wing protesters flocked to New Hope Christian College, located in west Eugene, prepared to defend a 51 foot cross made of steel and concrete. A rumor had spread within militia Facebook groups that “ANTIFA” and “BLM” were coming to tear down the cross. There was no evidence that anyone planned to protest at New Hope Christian College, let alone tear down a cross. When right winger and security guard Zac Caster posed as an antifascist in order to contact a local organizer about protesting the cross, the local organizer was clear that no such protest or attack had been planned. That didn’t stop militia groups from whipping up a right-wing frenzy, complete with surveillance drones and rooftop snipers. The right-wing mobilization declared a victory, defeating an imaginary boogeyman. The event served as an organizing grounds for various far-right militias and neo-fascist groups like the Proud Boys. Corey Eugene Wyatt, armed with a Bowie knife and draped in a blue line flag, stood guard near the front gate of the college. Proud Boy Cole Robert Scott (AKA “Noodle Arms”) speaks with right wing protesters outside New Hope Christian College. Cole Scott (AKA “Noodle Arms”) was recently arrested in Oregon City for firing a gun outside a pub. Eric “Rut” Rutherford from Veneta, Oregon, is also visible. Corey Eugene Wyatt poses with a blue line flag outside New Hope Christian College on July 31. Corey Wyatt was convicted for assaulting a public safety officer in 2006. Corey Eugene Wyatt displays a large Bowie knife at New Hope Christian College on July 31. Meghan Ann (AKA “Red Cole”), Corey Eugene Wyatt, and local racist Emma Mitchem stand outside New Hope Christian College on July 31.
On August 5, far-right counter protesters assembled in downtown Eugene to attack a protest hosted by United Communists and Anarchists of Eugene, Oregon (UCA). The protest was called after Eugene police were captured on video violently arresting a 14 year old Black Lives Matter protester. About two dozen counter protesters, many of them armed, used the Elk Horn Brewery parking lot to stage before confronting the UCA march. Corey Eugene Wyatt (“thin blue line superman”), along with Isabel McDaniel, spent the night instigating fights with anti-police brutality marchers.Isabel McDaniel and Corey Wyatt heckle anti-police brutality marchers in downtown Eugene on August 5. Corey is wearing hard-knuckle gloves for assaulting protesters.
On August 15, far-right COVID19 deniers held an “Open Oregon” rally at the state capital building in Salem, Oregon. The event was put on by a recently emerged group called “The American Patriot Society,” or “TAPS.” The rally was also themed around the QAnon conspiracy theory and “Save the Children,” the latest viral QAnon concoction. Speakers included Marcus Edwards, Tim Davis, and Jo Rae Perkins, the QAnon spouting Oregon Republican candidate for US Senate. During the rally, a fight broke out between Black Lives Matter protesters and the far-right group. Corey Eugene Wyatt used this as an opportunity to assault a Black Lives Matter protester who was standing away from the fighting. Isabel McDaniel and Corey Wyatt stand on the capital steps during an August 15 “Save the Children/Open Oregon” rally. They both wear shirts from “The American Patriot Society,” or TAPS. Corey’s white power tattoo is visible on his inner left forearm and the white handle of his Bowie knife can be seen on his right hip.Corey Eugene Wyatt stands off against Black Lives Matter protesters in Salem, Oregon. He carries a large Bowie knife on his right hip.
Tim Davis speaks at the “Save the Children/Open Oregon” rally in Salem, Oregon on August 15. “New world order” often refers to a far-right conspiracy theory with anti-Semitic origins. Corey Eugene Wyatt assaults a Black Lives Matter protester that was standing away from the fighting on August 15. Picture borrowed from our friends at Willamette Valley Hate Watch.
After the “Save the Children/Open Oregon” rally at the capital building in Salem, Oregon wrapped up, Corey Eugene Wyatt joined forces with American Wolf to harass Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon. American Wolf is a far-right group from Olympia, Washington that was started by Peter Diaz. The group has showed up armed to protests in Olympia to protect property, but has ultimately been unsuccessful. On August 15, the group arrived at a nightly Black Lives Matter protest in Portland with an American Wolf decal-ed limousine. They were quickly confronted and pushed out by protesters, who followed them back to their vehicle. Corey Wyatt was dressed in black bloc attire, with a black bandana and a Bowie knife on his right hip. He was accompanied by Marcus Edwards and Isabel McDaniel and he left in the American Wolf limousine.Marcus Edwards, Corey Wyatt, and Isabel McDaniel traveled to Portland with American Wolf to harass a Black Lives Matter protest on the evening of August 15. A Black Lives Matter protester remarks about Corey Wyatt’s Bowie knife on August 15 in Portland.Corey Wyatt tells Black Lives Matter protesters that they should unite and “hang these politicians.” Corey Wyatt is a firm believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits that democrats and celebrities are secretly Satanic pedophiles running sex trafficking rings. Corey Wyatt gets in to the American Wolf limousine after being pushed out by protesters in Portland. The limo has Washington license plates (BRM 8992) and a large American Wolf decal on the side.
On August 16, Corey Eugene Wyatt and Isabel McDaniel traveled to Cottage Grove for a pro-police flag wave event. The event was hosted by a local militia member and was advertised on Facebook. Only about thirty people gathered on a street corner in Cottage Grove with American flags, blue line flags, and Trump flags. There was no organized counter protest. Corey Wyatt and Isabel McDaniel gather on a Cottage Grove street corner on August 16 for a pro-police flag wave. Corey Wyatt poses at a pro-police flag wave event in Cottage Grove with “Wolfskill Trent.” Isabel McDaniel is visible in the background with the mini American flag.
On August 22, multiple far-right events were held in downtown Portland near the Justice Center, the largest of which was a “No to Marxism in America” hosted by an alt-right activist from California, Amber Cummings. Our friends at Rose City Antifa prepared an article examining the key organizers ahead of the rally. By noon, a large crowd of far-right protesters had gathered in front of the Justice Center. The majority of the crowd was outfitted with some degree of body armor, and many bore shields. The weapons among the far-right crowd ranged from tasers and batons to metal baseball bats and axe handles. Spare for some sore attempts at chanting “USA!” the far-right crowd was drowned out by drums and chanting by the much smaller antifascist counter demonstration.
Corey Eugene Wyatt arrived at the rally wearing a tactical helmet, an airsoft facemask, plate carrier, tinted goggles, and hard-knuckle gloves. Corey was equipped with multiple weapons: a flashlight taser, several batons, bear spray, a two-foot length of metal, and a large Bowie knife on his right hip. At multiple points in the rally, Corey carried a tall wooden shield. Throughout the rally, Corey acted as a general of sorts, directing the movement of the far-right shield line. At one point in the rally, Corey can be seen walking along the shield line saying “hold wall” and “don’t engage.” Later, as members of the far-right crowd attack the Snack Van (a protester support vehicle that was parked across from the Justice Center), breaking out the windows and slashing the tires, Corey motions at the far-right crowd with his metal pipe and orders them to “hold [the] line.” After the antifascist mobilization started to gain ground and push up on the far-right group, Corey physically adjusted the positions of people in the shield line.Corey Eugene Wyatt was armed with a long metal baton (left), a flashlight taser (center), bear spray (center), and a long Bowie knife (right) on August 22. Corey Eugene Wyatt walks between the far-right crowd and the antifascist crowd, crackling his taser. Corey carried a blue line shield for part of the Portland rally on August 22. Corey Wyatt stands next to Isabel McDaniel in Portland on August 22. Isabel carries a QAnon themed “Save Our Children” shield and wears the same helmet and airsoft mask as Corey.Isabel McDaniel holds a QAnon themed “Save Our Children” shield in Portland on August 22. Corey Wyatt’s blue line shield can be seen to the left.
Corey Eugene Wyatt was part of the far-right contingent that charged into the antifascist counter protest in Chapman Square and gang-beat several antifascist protesters on the ground. During the scrum, Corey can be seen on video assaulting someone with his metal baton. Shortly after this Corey attempts to hit an antifascist with his baton, but misses and hits a Proud Boy. Corey also tries to kick someone in the head, but the kick does not connect. Corey Eugene Wyatt grabs journalist Robert Evans during a far-right rally in Portland on August 22. Robert Evans suffered a broken finger after a far-right rally goer smashed his hand with a collapsible baton. Corey Eugene Wyatt, a professional fighter, attempts to kick an antifascist protester in the head during a far-right rally in Portland on August 22.
Despite being outnumbered for much of the afternoon, the antifascist counter protest eventually chased the far-right protesters out of downtown Portland. Corey Wyatt, Isabel McDaniel and a handful of others retreated into a parking garage where they had parked their cars, as antifascists followed. Video from inside the parking garage shows the fascists getting long guns out of their cars, while others draw handguns. Corey Eugene Wyatt was part of a group of far-right agitators that retreated into a parking garage during a rally in Portland on August 22. One of the chuds yells to get guns out (video here, captured by “_whatriot”), and several men pull out handguns and rifles.
Corey Eugene Wyatt is a major threat in the Eugene-Springfield area. In 2011, Corey assisted a white supremacist murder spree. Now, he has embedded himself with some of the most violent far-right individuals in the Pacific Northwest. Just like American Front organizer Jake Laskey, Corey has quickly evolved from a hardcore white supremacist to prominent “anti-antifa” figure. Given his training in martial arts, ease of access to weapons, white supremacist ties, and documented criminal history, we must consider him a serious danger to the community.
Eugene Antifa supports abolitionist movements and works for a world without police and prisons. The prison system has long been a recruiting ground for hardcore white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. White supremacist prison gangs pose an active threat to our communities and especially to other imprisoned persons. We cannot hope to end white supremacist prison gangs without first dismantling the prison industrial complex.
Corey Eugene Jeffery Wyatt
Current Age: 35
Weight: < 185 lbs
Residence History: Creswell, Eugene, Corvallis, Springfield, Coos Bay, Philomath
Place of Employment: Above The Rest Roofing & Construction
Affiliations: The American Patriot Society (TAPS)
Identifiable tattoos: White Power Celtic cross on left forearm
Vehicle: black pre-2013 Ford Fusion
Isabel Gloria Villagomez McDaniel
Current Age: 36
Residence History: Eugene, Veneta, Springfield, Ontario; Idaho
Place of Employment: Northern Gold Foods, Junction City, Oregon
Identifiable tattoos: microbladed eyebrows, feather in an infinity loop on her calf