A North Carolina man was arrested and accused of hanging a noose from a tree in front of his neighbor’s yard, police said.
Randolph County Sheriff Robert Graves said that Jeffery Lee McDaniel, 59, of Asheboro was charged with one count of placing an exhibit with intention of intimidating others, two counts trespassing, and one count communicating threats, the Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported. He was placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $7,500 secured bond.
In addition to the noose, Graves said, a display with racial epithets was placed in front of the home of Jason and Alicia Farrar.
The Farrars are a mixed-race couple. Jason is black, while Alicia has a black father and a white mother. The couple has five children.