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Three charged in St. Charles hate crime incident

ST. CHARLES – Three St. Charles-area residents have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with a physical altercation that police are considering a hate crime, St. Charles police said Monday.

Christopher M. Miner, 30, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, and Stephan C. Bolt, 31, of the 4N800 block of East Mary Lane, were charged with mob action, a Class 4 felony; two counts of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony; two counts of hate crime, a Class 4 felony; and four counts of battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

Susan V. Patton, 31, of the 6N200 block of Woodland Road, was charged with mob action, a Class 4 felony; two counts of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony; two counts of hate crime, a Class 4 felony; and six counts of battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

They are accused of attacking three people and taunting two of them for being gay along Route 38 at about 1:45 a.m. Jan. 6.

They are expected in court Feb. 15.

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