MOUNT VERNON, Ohio—A Mount Vernon teenager was sentenced Wednesday to ten days in jail for his role in a case of ethnic intimidation.
Dale Cline, 18, pleaded no contest to a fifth-degree felony of ethnic intimidation, stemming from an incident in May 2008.
An aggravated menacing charge was dropped as part of the agreement.
Robert Cantu, 17, said Cline yelled racial slurs, grabbed him, pushed him down and put a noose around his neck.
Cantu said he was the dragged three to four feet from a sidewalk to a parking lot on South Main Street. Robert's mother, Marcie Cantu, said Cline also told her son he was going to be hanged in a park.