Edmond man arrested for possible hate crime

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EDMOND, Okla. — A man involved in an altercation with a group of teenagers is now back behind bars for violating the terms of his probation from a previous arrest, according to Edmond Police.  

James Roper, 31, was arrested following a fight involving four black teenagers earlier this week.  

Roper was once again taken into custody Friday afternoon.  

The altercation occurred near Sand Springs Trail and Fountain View Wednesday.  

According to investigators, Roper chased after the teenagers with his car and then beat up a 15-year-old boy.  

The probable cause affidavit stated Roper called them names including “gangbangers, n******, crips and thugs.”  

Police said Roper lifted his shirt and pointed to a swastika tattoo above his stomach at one point during the altercation.

Edmond Police have turned over the findings of the investigation to the district attorney’s office.  

Roper was booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

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