The white men could face up to 20 years in prison, if convicted on aggravated assault charges
Two white males in rural Mississippi have been arrested and charged with assault after chasing and shooting at two Black teenagers who were riding ATVs on their property, according to local news reports.
Forty-eight-year-old Wade Oscar Twiner and his 22-year-old son Lane Twiner were arrested in late September and each charged with three counts of aggravated assault. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison, KOKI-TV reports.
Deputies from the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls of the father and son chasing the teens in a white Chevrolet pickup truck and shooting at them as they were riding ATVs near their home. Once deputies found the truck and teenagers, the Twiners claimed the teens were driving erratically and speeding.
This image provided by the Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility in Yazoo City, Miss. shows Wade Twiner, 48, left, and his son, Lane Twiner, 22. (Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility via AP)
According to the victims, the Twiners fired shots at them and continued to chase them when they fled. At one point, they also bumped into…