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Texas Boutique Owner Arrested and Charged With Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Crime

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A Texas boutique owner has been arrested and charged with hate crimes after being accused of attacking a transgender man and his boyfriend in April.Police arrested Evan Berryhill-Jewell, the owner of Texas Angels Boutique, on assault charges Monday, said Richard Espinoza, spokesperson for the San Angelo Police Department.Berryhill-Jewell was charged with assault because of bias or prejudice, an enhancement that carries more severe penalties if found to be guilty."Evan Berryhill's bond was set at $1000," Maj.

Todd Allen, the Tom Green County Jail administrator, said in an email to The Advocate. "She was bonded out by Jenkins A Action Bail Bonds at 1:31 p.m.

today."In April, Charles Hardy and his boyfriend had just returned home from a birthday dinner for the latter around 9 p.m. when they were almost struck by a speeding vehicle as they attempted to walk from their car to a nearby trash container.The driver, Berryhill-Jewell, double-parked her vehicle and screamed at the couple, particularly at Hardy, who is transgender.A viral video clip shows Berryhill-Jewell repeatedly approaching Hardy and aggressively touching him despite being told to stop.

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