Two arrested, charged in Anne Arundel noose incident

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Conner Prout, left, John Havermann, right

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ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. — After surveillance footage was released of two suspects in an incident where a noose was left hanging at Crofton Middle School overnight Thursday, one suspect has been arrested and the other has turned himself in.

Connor Prout and John Havermann were identified on Friday as being involved with the case, and the police applied for criminal charges of trespassing, disturbing school operations, disturbing the peace, and harassment as a hate crime.

However, when the arrest warrants were issued for the two, the hate crime charge was not included.

Prout was arrested. Havermann was “cooperative” and turned himself in to detectives around 6 p.m.

“There is no place in our community for the sentiment communicated by such an act,” said Chief of Police Timothy Altomare, “and we will always give 100% effort to bring to justice anyone who commits a crime espousing hateful ideology.”

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