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Florida Man Arrested In Lawrence County For Hate Crime

Last updated on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

(BEDFORD, IN) - A Florida man was arrested in Lawrence County early this morning.

Police say that 22-year-old James Maple was booked into the Lawrence County Jail after officers received a tip from Lake County, Florida authorities that Maple was wanted for hate crimes.

Further investigation into the case reveals that Maple is believed to have spray-painted vulgar, anti-Semitic graffiti on the side of a partially constructed synagogue in Florida.

The man currently awaits extradition back to the sunshine state.

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