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Cross burned on black Idaho resident's lawn

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SPIRIT LAKE, ID.  - Police are looking for at least two possible suspects in a cross burning on a black Idaho resident's lawn over the weekend.  Prosecutors haven't released the names of the suspects in the case.  

The resident of Spirit Lake, Idaho just a few miles from a former Neo-nazi compound in Hayden Lake run by now-dead racist Richard Butler, awoke Sunday to find that somebody had used Tiki torches to make a cross on his grass.

Police believe the suspects were at a party across the street from the house where the cross-burning took place. Police aren't sure if the incident is racially motiviated.

If found guilty of malicious harassment, the suspects could face up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

(By KHQ Local News and The Associated Press)

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