"Ethnic Intimidation" suspects from ECU due in court

The two East Carolina University students charged with spray painting a swastika on someone's apartment door are due in court Wednesday.

You may recall in early September Timothy Gill Jr. and Brandon Friedhoff were charged with ethnic intimidation, injury to property, and first degree trespassing.

Greenville Police said there was a swastika spray painted on an apartment door at The Landing, and detectives think that home was targeted because of one of the resident's religious beliefs.

Both Gill Jr. and Friedhoff have a date listed on court calendars for Wednesday to face the misdemeanor charges.

We will let you know what happens next in their cases.


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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.


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