Yuba City man sentenced for 2011 hate crime

Dec 9, 2014 2:13 PM by News Staff

A Yuba City man was sentenced today to three 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 the parking lot of a convenience store in Marysville when Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34, smashed their windshield with a crowbar, then attacked the man. Tyler has the words "white pride" and a swastika tattooed on his arms and has acknowledged being a member of a local white supremacist group.

Two other men were convicted in connection to this case as well. 28-year-old Perry Jackson also called the man a "n ----- lover" and punched him twice in the head, while James Hammett reportedly approached the driver's side window and kicked the African-American woman in the chest.

Tyler is the final defendant to be sentenced in the case. Hammett received seven years and three months in prison and Jackson was sentenced to five years and 10 months.


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