|Sentencing Scheduled For Man Who Burned Cross in Yard|
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
PHILIPSBURG - A Philipsburg man has pleaded guilty to burning a cross in a white woman's yard because she had a black man living there. A federal grand jury in April indicted 20-year-old Ryan held on two counts of interfering with housing for the August 2010 incident in Woodland in Clearfield County. Federal prosecutors say held sought to intimidate the woman and her male friend. The crimes carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for February 7th.