Two people have been arrested on suspicion of a hate crime that occurred in Antioch last Wednesday, police said Tuesday.
The two suspects, Roy Sovari, 27, of Antioch and Christine McDaniel, 25, of Brentwood were arrested Thursday after investigators interviewed them about the incident that occurred shortly after 3:10 a.m. Wednesday in the 5100 block of McCormick Court.
Investigators believe a dispute between a person at the victims’ residence and a relative of McDaniel led to the two suspects allegedly setting the occupied home on fire using a Molotov cocktail and painting a racial slur and swastika on the house.
The fire did little damage to the home and no one was injured, according to police.
The two were booked into jail on suspicion of several offenses including conspiracy, attempted murder, mayhem, torture, assault with a deadly weapon and arson, as well as hate crime enhancements.
The two are both being held on $1,290,000 bail, police said.