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White Couple Faces Fees for Allegedly Capturing Black Man With Paintball Gun

A white West Virginia couple faces hate crime expenses after being accused of threatening one Black man and capturing one other Black man with a paintball gun.

In keeping with a felony criticism reported by affiliate NBC and ABC station, officers with the Weston Police Division in Lewis County obtained a criticism of a automobile that stopped close to a residence whose occupants “began yelling racial slurs,” WBOY-TV.

A white male occupant of the automobile, later recognized by officers as 36-year-old Troy Pertuset, allegedly shot a paintball gun from the automobile, placing a Black male sufferer within the chest, WBOY-TV reported.

Moments later, authorities obtained a name a few dispute at a GoMart comfort retailer involving Pertuset with a gun, accompanied by a white feminine, later recognized as 38-year-old Brandy Pertuset.

In keeping with the reported criticism, the couple threatened a Black man contained in the GoMart.

WBOY-TV stories that when officers spoke with the primary sufferer on the Lewis County residence, he said that Troy and Brandy had pulled as much as the house and heard them say, “‘The place are you (expletive)?’”

Troy reportedly pointed the paintball gun on the Black sufferer and shot him, based on the criticism.

Within the incident on the GoMart, a witness said within the reported criticism {that a} separate Black sufferer was concerned in a verbal dispute with Troy and Brandy, during which Brandy used racial slurs in opposition to the sufferer.

Brandy allegedly stated, “‘I bought a (expletive) pistol and I’m going to (expletive) shoot you for speaking to my spouse,’” earlier than Troy stated, “‘I’m going to (expletive) kill this (expletive),’” based on WBOY-TV’s report from the criticism.

Officers have charged Troy and Brandy with committing a hate crime and are reportedly being held on a $50,000 bond in Central Regional Jail in Braxton County, West Virginia.

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