Reno Suspects Fled With Name On License Plates

Twin Reno brothers who allegedly made their getaway from a hate crime in a pickup truck with their name on personalized license plates have been charged in an attack on an 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 because the two suspected attackers 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 allegedly 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 was "BHANEY," the newspaper reported.

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