Antioch Police release additional details, photos of suspects in last Wednesday’s hate crime

hate-crime-suspectsBy Sergeant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at approximately 3:12 a.m. the Antioch Police Department received a call of a house fire at the listed location. Officers determined that an unknown responsible spray painted a racial slur and a swastika on the victim’s residence. The responsible also threw Molotov cocktails at the residence, catching the roof and bushes on fire. Damage to the residence was minimal and no one was injured.

Through investigative leads, Investigators from the Antioch Police Department and in cooperation with Contra Costa County Fire Arson Investigators, two suspects developed early on in the investigation. On Thursday, September 8, 2016 at around 5:00 p.m., Roy Charles Sorvari (27 years old) from Antioch and Christyne Gail McDaniel (25 years old) from Brentwood were both arrested for this incident after being interviewed by Investigators at the Antioch Police Department.

It is believed that there was a dispute between one person at the victims’residence and a relative of McDaniel that led up to Sorvari and McDaniel committing these crimes. This appears to be an isolated incident and not a random act of violence.

On Tuesday, September 13, this case was presented to the Office of the District Attorney and charges of conspiracy to commit murder, mayhem, torture, assault with a deadly weapon as well as a charge of arson were filed against both Sorvari and McDaniel. They were also charged with hate crimes enhancements. Both are being held in the Contra Costa County Jail with a bail amount of $1,290,000.

This case is still under investigation. No further information will be released at this time. Anybody having information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Allendorph at (925) 779-6933. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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4 Comments to “Antioch Police release additional details, photos of suspects in last Wednesday’s hate crime”

  1. Rjb says:

    These two look like crackheads. I wonder what business this dispute was about? The family that occupies the house are black. This was no random hate crime.

    Hmmm ….

  2. Seemingly says:

    These two may or may not be crackheads. They are actually Mormons it turns out. Or come from Mormon backgrounds. His brother is an elder in the church.

  3. Eric A. says:

    A lot of bad people hide behind all kinds of different religions.

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