Two ECU students have been charged with ethnic intimidation for spray painting a swastika on an apartment door.
Greenville police charged Timothy Scott Gill Jr., 21, of Greenville, and Brandon Daniel Friedhoff, 20, of Greenville with Ethnic Intimidation, Injury to Real Property and First Degree Trespass.
Officers were called to The Landing apartment complex around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning in reference to the vandalism. The victims told officers they had been in their apartment all night and they didn't even know about the vandalism until a passerby alerted them.
Greenville police say the suspects are acquaintances of the victims and officers believe they intentionally targeted the residence because of at least one of the victim's religious beliefs.
Gill received a $1,500 secured bond, while Friedhoff received a $1,000 secured bond. They were booked in the Pitt County Detention Center late Wednesday morning.