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Men Accused of Hate Crime in Attack on Interracial Couple

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Three Yuba County men were arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged April 2011 hate crime.

Court documents say 28-year-old Billy Hammett, 27-year-old Perry Jackson and 32-year-old Anthony Tyler hurled racial slurs at the couple, a black woman and a white man.

The couple was getting into their car April 18, 2011 in Marysville. The indictment alleges that Jackson called the man a “n***** lover” and Hammett used the same word about the woman.

Hammett and Jackson punched and kicked the couple while Tyler smashed the windshield with a crowbar, prosecutors say. Tyler was arrested in Sacramento Tuesday and Hammett and Jackson were arrested in Marysville.

The three men are charged with one count of conspiracy and two counts of committing a hate crime. They will appear in court Jan. 29.

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  • kgm656

    Really, are you serious? three worthless, coward "Rednecks" that think they are still in Birmingham Alabama circa 1960's fight with one man and a woman? Just like you tipical garbage gangbangers that can't fight one on one, nevertheless for no reason. They probably have a chip on their shoulder because they recently found out their mothers all had an affair with a black man.