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Suspects fled with name on plates

RENO — Twin Reno brothers who are alleged to have made their getaway from a hate crime in a pickup with their name on personalized license plates have been charged in an attack on a Hispanic man.

Chase and Bart Haney, 20, remained jailed Tuesday, each on a count of suspicion of battery with a deadly weapon.

A hate crime enhancement was added to each of the charges because the two suspects in the attack are white, the Reno Gazette-Journal first reported on its Web site Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was having dinner with two friends Monday evening at a fast food restaurant in Reno where the Haney brothers are alleged to have yelled racial slurs at him, according to a police report.

The victim took offense and followed the brothers outside, where witnesses said one of the brothers removed a baseball bat from their truck while the other got a knife, police said.

The man was struck with the bat and stabbed in his leg.

He was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center for treatment for non life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police that the license plate of the brothers’ truck read “BHANEY,” the newspaper reported.

Officers went to the address of the registered owner Monday night, found the brothers and arrested them.

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