CA man arrested in church vandalisms charged with hate crime

EasleyA California man has been charged with two counts of felony vandalism as a hate crime.  Rollin Thunder Easley, 23, is accused of vandalizing St. Michael’s Church and the Boulder Creek Community Church in Boulder Creek, California.

A report from KSBW television includes a photo of the Boulder Creek Community Church building spray-painted with “Hail Satan” and “666.” The TV station says the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office tracked down Easley after reviewing surveillance video.  The Mercury News reports Easley tried to escape after he was handcuffed, but was quickly recaptured. The paper says Easley has numerous prior warrants for non-related charges, including second-degree felony robbery, grand theft, false imprisonment, battery and unlawful sexual intercourse.

Jail records on Tuesday morning show Easley remains in jail held on $5,000 bond.

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