Chase Kontur, 19, Christopher Barnett, 18, and Gerald Wise are each charged with felonious assault
CHARDON -- Three men and a juvenile have been charged with in connection to recent attacks on Amish in Geauga County, but their crimes are likely even more numerous than already thought.
Chase Kontur, 19, Christopher Barnett, 18, and Gerald Wise are each charged with felonious assault.
In a span of just a few hours overnight last weekend, two buggies were targeted in attacks and a few Amish businesses burglarized.
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At a news conference Monday, the Geauga County sheriff said the deputies in Trumbull County reported a similar incident, all on June 22. A series of break-ins followed the two Geauga attacks.
The suspects "couldn't even name" the number of businesses they broke into, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Dan McClelland has called the incidents hate crimes.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspects were arrested after tips came in that they were "bragging" about their crimes.
The suspects are homeless and were living in a car and camping in parks, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The three adults appeared in court Monday. Kontur's bond was set at $75,000, and bonds for Wise and Barnett were set at $40,000 each.