Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, January 29 2015 Jan 29, 2015 Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:05:00 AM CST January 29, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

MARYVILLE - A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress Sunday as she served him breakfast.

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice said Wednesday he charged 65-year-old Tommy Dean Gaa, of Maryville, with felony assault motivated by discrimination.

The Maryville Daily Forum reports Gaa is accused of confronting the waitress and grabbing her arm, causing bruising. According to a probable cause statement, Gaa used racial slurs and said: "I have a place I would like to take you where I hung your grandpa."

Nodaway County Jail released Gaa on $4,900 bond. Online records do not indicate if he has an attorney.

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