Newark- Delaware State Police have charged 57-year-old Gary Sweetman of Newark, DE with a hate crime and associated prices after yelling racial slurs at two acquaintances.
The incident occurred on August 5, 2021, at roughly 4:19 p.m., when troopers responded to the 800 block of New London Highway, Newark, DE, in reference to a disorderly topic. The investigation decided Sweetman yelled racial slurs and obscenities at a female and male sufferer who had been within the entrance yard of their residence. Sweetman was charged with harassment after an identical incident the day prior.
Sweetman was taken into custody with out incident and transported again to Troop 6 the place he was charged with the next crimes:
- Hate Crime (Felony) – 2 counts
- Harassment – 2 counts
Sweetman was arraigned earlier than the magistrate Court docket #2 and launched on $3,000 unsecured bond.
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