Grand jury indicts W.Va. men on civil rights charges
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two Jefferson County men were indicted Wednesday on charges of civil rights violations in connection with an incident last year in which racial slurs were made toward a black man, according to court records.
A gun was fired into the air during the incident, police had alleged.
A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Brian K. Hanna, 27, of 104 W. Fifth Ave., Ranson, and Jason Jacobs, 19, of Harpers Ferry, according to Jefferson County Circuit Court records.
Hanna was indicted on charges of violating the civil rights of another person, four counts of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state, three counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm, shooting at another person in a place of public resort and three counts of assault, court records said.
Jacobs was indicted on charges of violating the civil rights of another person and four counts of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state, court records said.