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Hate crime arrest made in Cheney

Man reportedly yelled racial obscenities, assaulted couple at Dollar Tree store


Last updated 4/18/2019 at 9:12pm

Cheney police have arrested a local man in connection with an alleged hate crime incident at the Dollar Tree store last Monday evening.

According to the police report, a 22-year-old black man and his girlfriend were shopping in the store at 2424 1st St. when a white male began making suspicious eye contact and possible intimidating gestures at them as they browsed the aisles, what Cheney police Sgt. Nate Conley referred to as “mean-mugging them.” Upon arriving at the check out register, the couple was approached by the suspect, who began yelling obscenities and racial slurs followed by...

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