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Sheriff: Man charged with hate crime, arson, and cemetery desecration after investigation

Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of a 20-year-old Corning resident following an investigation at a cemetery in March.

Dante Sellers, 20, was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime, arson, filing a false written statement, and cemetery desecration.


Sellers was arraigned and released. Sheriff Allard thanked the Corning City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.

Additional details about the incident – including the extent of the damage at the cemetery was not released.

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