Three New Jersey men are suspected of burning a cross near a family of African Americans Wednesday night.
Nicholas Comis, 22, of Tuckerton, Daniel Enders, 22, of New Gretna, and Christopher Hurrll, 21, were seen near an 8-by-4-foot wooden cross around 8 pm Wednesday night, according to State Police spokesman Stephen Jones.
Comis apparently had gas stains on his pants.
The three were arrested Thursday.
"All three are charged with bias intimidation and conspiracy to commit arson. The charges carry a three- to five-year sentence upon conviction," The Associated Press noted.