Man ar­rested in hate crime against black res­i­dent

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NEVADA & THE WEST | OBITUARIES -

A Pahrump man has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with a hate crime against a black Pahrump res­i­dent last month, ac­cord­ing to the Nye County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice.

About 9 a.m. Sept. 1, a Nye County deputy was called to in­ves­ti­gate re­ports of prop­erty dam­age to a Pahrump home on the 1000 block of Poc­a­hon­tas Av­enue, near Blue Di­a­mond Road. When the deputy ar­rived, he found a racial slur spray-painted in bold, black let­ters on the res­i­dent’s garage door, Nye County Sgt. Adam Tip­pets said in a news re­lease Sat­ur­day.

Of­fi­cials did not spec­ify the racial slur had been painted on the vic­tim’s garage door, but 73-year-old John Mey­ers, who is white, has been charged with a hate crime, Tip­pets said.

Nearby sur­veil­lance cam­eras show a man, later iden­ti­fied as Mey­ers, paint­ing the slur on the door, Tip­pets said.

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