Posted on March 12, 2024

Man Charged With Hate Crime Against White People

Ryan Shiner, KMIZ, March 7, 2024

A man was charged with a hate crime on Thursday after he allegedly threatened to kill white people at a Walgreens in Columbia on Feb. 27.

Mark Elliot Lewis, 47, was charged with harassment motivated by discrimination to frighten or disturb another person. {snip}

Mark Elliot Lewis

Mark Elliot Lewis

{snip} Lewis walked into a Walgreens location in Columbia –whose address was redacted in court documents – and started yelling at a pharmacy tech to a point where it scared her. {snip}

{snip} Lewis then allegedly told the tech, “I’m gonna start killing white people” {snip}