White members of a gang forcibly covered a black member’s gang tattoo with a phrase including a racial slur. The three gang members wrote on the victim Michael Hart’s neck said, “F— you, Niger.”
Brandon Hayley, Brett Singleton and Mary Elizabeth Durham were trying to discipline Hart, not insult an African nation. Hart had violated gang rules, Evans said.
Even if between gang members, this kind of activity violates rules in every jurisdiction in the United States.
Durham, 35, was arrested for aggravated battery and armed robbery, her eighth arrest since 2009. The seventh arrest since 2010 for the 28-year-old Hayley was on two counts of battery, one count each of aggravated battery and armed robbery.
Evans, 40, was booked for aggravated battery, armed robbery, two counts of second-degree larceny, fraud with a false receipt and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Evans did three months for grand theft with a firearm and two years and two months for cocaine possession and robbery.
Singleton, 45, has yet to be charged in this incident, which occurred in Salt Springs Jan. 28.