Marysville man sentenced for 2011 hate crime

Apr 29, 2014 2:37 PM

A Marysville man was sentenced today to five years and 10 months in prison for his role in a 2011 racially motivated attack on a white man and an African-American woman.

On April 18, 2011, an African-American woman and a white male drove into a parking lot of a convenience store in Marysville when Perry Sylvester Jackson, 28, called the man a “n----- lover” and punched him twice in the head, according to court documents.

Two other men were convicted in connection to this case as well. After Perry punched the man in the head, James Hammett then reportedly approached the driver’s side window and kicked the African-American woman in the chest. A third defendant, identified as Anthony Merrill Tyler, smashed the car windshield with a crowbar.

Jackson is the second of three defendants to be sentenced in the case. On March 25, 2014, Hammett, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison in connection with the incident.

Tyler is scheduled for sentencing on July 8, 2014. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.


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