Three men have been indicted by a Lamar County grand jury and the charges have been enhanced to reflect a hate crime as the result of an early morning Oct. 30 assault in Reno.

James Mitchell Lasater III, 31, of Paris, is charged with one count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, hate crime, repeat offender; and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hate crime, repeat offender.

Micky Joe Smith, 25, of Brookston, is charged with one count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, hate crime, repeat offender; and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hate crime, repeat offender.

Daniel Shawn Martin, 33, of Paris, is charged with one count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, hate crime; and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, hate crime.

See the Friday edition of The Paris News for full coverage.

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