Two Charged With Hate Crime After Attacking Oregon Jewish Center

KPTV Fox 12 Oregon
Article Source: KPTV Fox 12 Oregon

Article Source: KPTV Fox 12 Oregon

  • Two 18-year-old men, Zachary Demarest and Jacob Wilhelm, are facing bias crime charges after vandalizing the Chabad Jewish Center in Ashland, Ore., on Dec. 14, 2023.
  • Video evidence shows one of the suspects throwing eggs at the building while yelling “Heil Hitler.” Demarest, identified as the person responsible for the act, turned himself in to Ashland police and was charged with second-degree bias crime and third-degree criminal mischief.
  • Wilhelm, suspected of encouraging Demarest’s actions, was also charged with the same crimes. Both suspects, who were students at Southern Oregon University at the time, are no longer enrolled at the university. READ MORE

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