- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for brutally beating a black man in what prosecutors called a racially targeted attack.

Chief U.S. District Judge Linda R. Reade on Wednesday sentenced 40-year-old Randy Metcalf to 10 years and ordered him to pay about $1,800 in restitution.

Metcalf was arrested after a Jan. 12, 2015, assault on a black man at the Northside Bar in Dubuque. Metcalf initially got into an argument with the victim’s female friends, told others he hated black people and bragged about being involved in cross burnings.

After hours of taunting, Metcalf attacked one of the victim’s friends, and Metcalf’s friends then knocked out the victim. Metcalf then kicked and stomped on his head as he lay on the floor.

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