Roy and Robert Lashley could each face a maximum of ten years in federal prison if they are found guilty of the charges against them.
Because of the victim’s race, two white guys in Florida physically assaulted and verbally insulted an African-American man in November. The incident occurred in that state. On Friday, federal hate crime charges were brought against the individuals in question.
Two individuals have been charged with various crimes by a grand jury in the United States, as stated in a press statement that was distributed by the Department of Justice on Friday.
Two white men who had previously been indicted for assault and battery under Florida law attacked a black man in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store in Citrus County on November 17. The victim was struck by both men as they fled the scene.
According to the victim, who only identified himself by the initials D.B., a man yelled racial epithets at him as he walked out of a Family Dollar store. According to the findings of an investigation, Robert Lashley sped toward D.B. and immediately began striking him in the face as he approached.