Two arrested in hate crime assault against tree trimmer in California
KTXL / Placer County
Roger A. Lillie (left), Roger R. Lillie (right)

via KTXL:

COLFAX, Calif. (KTXL) -- The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for an attack against a tree trimmer in Colfax on Saturday.

Video captured from the tree trimmer’s truck showed two suspects pull up in a 4-door Toyota pickup truck just after 2 p.m. Saturday on Canyon Way. Social media leads led authorities to 53-year-old Roger A. Lillie and 25-year-old Roger R. Lillie.

Both men are charged with assault with a deadly weapon, hate crime and conspiracy.

Deputies are investigating the assault as a hate crime because investigators said the men had no known connections to the victim and attacked him while hurling racist insults and slurs at him.

MORE: Two men arrested for possible hate crime assault against a tree trimmer in Placer County - KTXL

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