MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Two men who Pennsylvania State Police said were the target of a drive-by shooting in March have been charged with ethnic intimidation in a February incident that authorities allege triggered the shooting.
Brad Criswell Beatty, 18, of Mercersburg, and Toby Allan Clevenger, 20, of Chambersburg, Pa., were charged with ethnic intimidation, simple assault, criminal conspiracy and harassment in an assault on Scott Edward Bell of Mercersburg.
Charged with the same offenses were Shawn Lee Metcalfe, 19, and Jeffrey Eugene Zeigler, 20, of Mercersburg, according to police. The charges were filed June 12 with District Justice David Hawbaker, according to Trooper Randy Kane.
The report said four men went to a party at a home on Gehr Road in St. Thomas Township in late February. At the house, racial comments were made and Bell, who is black, was assaulted, police said.