Teen convicted of cross burning
A Waynesville teen was recently convicted for his role in a cross-burning incident directed toward a 14-year-old girl in May 2012.
Matthew Wyatt Mitchell, who was 17 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to felony cross burning with the intent to intimidate during superior court Monday.
Three other teens, including a juvenile who cannot be named, were arrested in late June in connection with the crime. Benjamin Charlie Greene and Brandon Kersey, both 17, face the same charges and are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
Charges were not pursued against the juvenile.
The four conspired to burn a cross in the yard of a private home in Clyde where the girl was spending the night with some friends the night of May 4, 2012.
According to court documents, Mitchell helped soak a ...