A Riverside man has been accused of hanging a noose to intimidate a mixed-race family — the first prosecution of the state anti-hate law in Inland Southern California since the Legislature added nooses to the statute nine years ago.

Levi Jared Grant Lehman, 30, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Feb. 16. He has been out of custody on his own recognizance, but Superior Court Commissioner Tamara Wagner issued a warrant for his arrest April 27 when he failed to appear for a hearing, records show….

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