2 convicted in Confederate flag incident in Douglas County

2 convicted in Confederate flag incident in Douglas County

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  • Sentencing is Feb. 27 for Joel Torres and Kayla Norton.

Two people were convicted in Douglas County in connection with using the Confederate flag to disrupt a black child’s birthday party in 2015, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Sentencing is Feb. 27 for Jose Torres and Kayla Norton, the station reported. Exact charges are not known.

Melissa Alford, who hosted the party, said at the time a convoy of Confederate flag-bearing pickup trucks and their passengers interrupted the celebration with threats and racial epithets, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The incident came in the aftermath of the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine black worshipers in Charleston, S.C., by Dylann Roof.

Levi Bush, who was driving one of the trucks, told The AJC at the time the convoy was leaving a nearby event and just happened to drive by the home.

Cellphone videos from the incident off Chapel Hill Road in Douglasville were widely viewed on Facebook, The AJC reported.

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