WADESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Anson County have accused four teenagers of burning a cross in the front yard of a Lilesville home.
WCNC in Charlotte reports (http://bit.ly/12gK66F) police and sheriff's deputies were called to a home after the cross was discovered in the front yard on Saturday afternoon. Lilesville police said the incident was racially motivated.
The sheriff's office said 19-year-old Ethan Boyette, 18-year-old William Sheppard and 18-year-old Brent Benson are charged with felony accessory after the fact, injury to real property and second-degree trespassing.
Boyette and Sheppard are in the Anson County jail, and it's not known if they have attorneys. Benson was apprehended Monday morning in Richmond County and is also in jail.
Police said a 16-year-old girl charged in the incident was released to the custody of her parents.
Information from: WCNC-TV, http://www.wcnc.com/