- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A North Carolina television reporter says he accepts the apology of a man who used racial slurs against him as he worked in Charleston.

Multiple media outlets report 21-year-old Brian Eybers was ordered Friday to serve seven days of house arrest and enroll in a drug treatment program for his confrontation with Steve Crump, a black reporter at WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eybers apologized to Crump in court. Eybers had spent 14 days in jail awaiting his court date. He was released to the custody of his mother.

A WBTV photographer filmed the confrontation, during which Eybers directed racial slurs at Crump and called him a former slave. Eybers also stood in front of their van and blocked it.

Police charged Eybers with disorderly conduct and possession of a crack pipe.


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