Three men police say targeted two youths in a racially-based attack are facing felony hate crime charges.
Boise police arrested 29-year-old Christopher Daniel, 48-year-old Verdell Daniel and 27-year-old Thomas Caldwell on Sunday. All three have been charged with felony malicious harassment. Caldwell also faces misdemeanor battery and driving under the influence charges, and Christopher Daniel faces felony and misdemeanor battery charges.
Police say the three men threatened and attacked the juveniles twice while walking down a street because of one of the victim's race. Officials say Christopher Daniel brandished a knife during the second incident.
Officers found Christopher Daniel and Verdell Daniel at a nearby home. During the investigation, officers stopped a vehicle leaving the house and discovered the driver was Caldwell. Caldwell's blood alcohol content tested at .129 and .131. Idaho's legal limit is .08.
All three suspects are white. The race of the victims has not been disclosed.