Marion County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a third suspect who forcibly tattooed a misspelled racial slur on a man’s neck.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that police have arrested three suspects and are still searching for the fourth who participated in the assault earlier this year.
Police say that the 41-year-old victim told them that four people — 28-year-old Brandon Dwayne Hayley, 40-year-old Lucian Evans, 45-year-old Brett Singleton, and 35-year-old Mary Durham — broke into the residence where he was staying this past January and told him they were going to cover up his “Crazy White Boys” gang tattoo with a new tattoo.
The four assailants allegedly pulled a knife on the victim before knocking him unconscious and beginning work on the new tattoo, police say.
“An investigator described the resulting tattoo, which had failed to cover up the ‘CWB,’ according to the report,” the Ocala Star-Banner reports. “It was an expletive and then the N-word, except they got the N-word wrong, spelling it with only one ‘g,’ like the landlocked West African nation.”
The victim woke up briefly to the sight of Durham tattooing his neck. He heard her say, “I’ve never done this before.” And someone answered, “It’s OK. It doesn’t matter.”
Deputies are still searching for Singleton.
Hayley was arrested Monday on warrants for aggravated battery, armed robbery and two counts of battery. Durham was arrested April 18 on charges of aggravated battery and robbery with a firearm.