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Anson Co. teens accused of cross-burning

Four teens in Anson County are accused of burning a cross in the front yard of a Lilesville resident.

Lilesville Police Department and Anson County Sheriff’s Office where called to a home on Camden Street at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday after the cross was discovered in the front yard.

Police said the incident was racially motivated and four people were charged in connection with this hate crime.

Ethan Boyette, 19, William Sheppard, 18, Brent Benson, 18, were all charged with felony accessory after the fact, injury to real property and second degree trespassing.

Boyette is at the Anson County Jail under a $210,000 bond. Sheppard is at the Anson County Jail under a $110,000 bond.

Police are still searching for Benson. A 16-year-old girl was charged in the incident and was released to the custody of her parents, according to police.

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