Skip to comments.Suspected victim of hate crime charged with setting fires, painting racial slurs on his own home
Posted on 04/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT by Stoat
A Petersburg minister whose Chesterfield County house was set on fire last month and sparked a potential hate crime probe has been charged with setting the fires himself.
Chesterfield police arrested and charged Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, of the 7800 block of Little Ridge Court, on two counts of felony arson. Cuthrell is a minister at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg.
At about 4:30 a.m. on March 15, police were called to Cuthrell's residence where it was reported that a car and a porch were on fire. Both fires were extinguished and no one was injured.
A racial slur was also painted on the house. Due to the allegations of civil rights violations, specifically claims of a hate crime, the FBI assisted the Chesterfield County Police Department in its investigation.
Police Lt. Steve Grohowski said that Cuthrell, "became the focus of the investigation around March 25 or 28."
He also said that police have an "indication" that Cuthrell had financial problems prior to the fire.
Chesterfield police believe Cuthrell set the fires and painted the racial slur on the residence.
Cuthrell is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail pending a hearing in Chesterfield County General District Court on April 17.
Olander D. Cuthrell
The homeowner, 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, told 8News after the incident that he believed it was a hate crime.
"It's hard now sleeping... There's no peace, there's no sense of security," he said.
Now, police say they believe it was Cuthrell himself who set the fires and painted the racial slur on the home.
good way to Olander yourself in prison. even if it’s only for a weekend.
Another day, another phony hate-crime incident.
Happens all the time. One of the reasons I stopped caring about such incidents. Race card played out. I have no white guilt. Why the heck should I??
If Obama had a minister, he’d look like...
He should pay back the police and FBI for the cost of their investigations.
Agreed; Democrats should be the ones bearing racial guilt, as The Klan was an official Democrat Party terrorist organization, most slave owners were democrats, and the obvious failures of the past hundred years of Democrat racism disguised as "anti-poverty" initiatives, to name just a few reasons.
Yeah, wondering when the FBI is gonna lock your sorry ass up........
They should have Cuthrell the nonsense and arrested him the first day.
If 0 bummer had a younger brotha......
Chuckle, good one. Sounds like something my husband would think of.
“The homeowner, 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, told 8News after the incident that he believed it was a hate crime.”
OH YEAH, it was a hate crime all right. Glad that he’s explained his motivations.
He’s a victim of hating himself. Arrest him.
But it still counts in the total number of “hate crime” statistics so that they can blame Whitey for all of them even if they didn’t happen.
im of the mind this is “bearing false witness” - prolly aint gonna work out well and being a church guy - Id be remiss if i didnt question what else the guy is spiritually crooked about
He was looking for help in meeting the mortgage, rent, utilities or whatever Obama-stash booty he’d been getting...
You gotta get above the fray and make a dent if you wanna get ahead of all the other leeches..
A good number have been hit, I can think of 3 that were burned in the past few months.
I'm sure that you've heard all about it on the National News. No? Oh that's right, they were mostly white, mostly rural.....
There’s a lot of power and money at stake in keeping up the facade that blacks are victims of white oppression.