And another. Not even from the Daily Caller.
NC judge’s son accused of burning cross, threatening Cary synagogue
The 20-year-old son of a N.C. Court of Appeals judge threatened to damage a synagogue Saturday night and burned a cross in a town park last month, according to Cary police.
William Josephus Warden of Cary was arrested Sunday night at the apartment complex where he lives on Preston Grove Avenue. He is the son of N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman, who said in a statement that the arrest can be attributed to long-standing mental illness for which her son has sought treatment.
“Our observations and our communications with law enforcement lead us to believe that our son has been exploited by people whose agenda is completely opposed to the inclusive values we espouse and live,” said the statement from Elliot Abrams, a Raleigh attorney who represents the family.
Police said that about 45 minutes before the arrest, a man went to Congregation Sha’arei Shalom at 700 Old Apex Road and rang a doorbell.
Capt. Randall Rhyne, head of criminal investigations, said a woman who monitors the internet-connected doorbell and camera answered.
The man, whom police said was Warden, threatened to damage the synagogue, according to Rhyne. Police charged Warden with misdemeanor ethnic intimidation.
Rhyne said the investigation was continuing, and he declined to disclose details of the threat or say what language was used.
During the investigation, Rhyne said, police learned that on Oct. 26, Warden had erected a cross in Bond Park, off High House Road, and burned it.