- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man awaiting sentencing for hanging a black-faced dummy in his front yard is back in jail, accused of posting a racially inflammatory sign.

The Roanoke Times (https://bit.ly/1O4O8mg ) reports that 52-year-old Jack Eugene Turner was arrested Tuesday after he put up a sign in front of his home that used a racial slur to say the lives of blacks don’t matter and added “Got rope?”

Turner was convicted in September of violating a state law that prohibits hanging a noose to intimidate someone. Turner’s next-door neighbors are black.

Turner was allowed to remain free on bond, but one of the conditions of his release was that he not post any further symbols or messages in his yard.

It was unclear how the latest incident will affect Turner’s sentencing Tuesday. His attorney, Holland Perdue, declined to comment.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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