MUNCIE (API) -- A self-proclaimed white supremacist and Satan worshiper is now also a convicted felon.
A charge of neglect of a dependent was dismissed.At last week's hearing, public defender Steven Bruce said his client was engaged in horseplay with a child left in his care when the boy bit him."I bit him back," Sklyarov said."Multiple times, correct?" Bruce asked."Yes," the defendant responded.Last week's court session was considerably more low key than a Dec. 1 hearing that saw Sklyarov curse at Cannon's predecessor on the Circuit Court 5 bench, Chris Teagle, also shouting "Heil Hitler!" and "white power" before drawing a 90-day sentence for contempt of court.The former Wes-Del High School student also wrote Teagle a letter telling the judge he sat on a "throne of lies."Because he is serving the 90-day contempt sentence, Sklyarov received credit for the 53 days he spent in jail before the Dec. 1 hearing, but will not begin serving the remainder of his one-year sentence until March 1.Cannon told Sklyarov he was willing to "revisit that contempt" and asked the defendant if he wanted to offer an explanation of his behavior.
"I don't agree with how the court functions, so that's why I disrupted the court," Sklyarov said. Cannon let the 90-day sentence stand.