Beta Sigma Beta Vandals Sentenced to Probation, Restitution

Eric Hyland, who pleaded guilty to charges of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief in September for an anti-semitic vandalism incident last year, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation, 200 hours of community service, and more than $6,000 in restitution to the victims.

Hyland’s co-defendent, Hayden Grom, was sentenced to similar punishments in September with the addition of another 100 hours of community service.

The incident occurred in November 2013, when Hyland and Grom sprayed 13 cars and a dumpster at Beta Sigma Beta, a Jewish fraternity, with swastikas, profanity, anti-semitic language, and “drawings of a sexual nature.” The pair was caught on a security camera and arrested shortly afterward. Rodney Erickson released a lengthy statement at the time, denouncing the students’ actions.

“Defacing and destroying property by targeting people for who they are or what they believe is reprehensible,” District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in the release. “These acts have no place in our community.”

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