Two people jailed after accused of attacking teen over race
POINT PLEASANT, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
A race fueled argument nearly turned deadly on a Point Pleasant basketball court Friday, and Tuesday two people were arrested and charged in connection to the incident.
Delia Carr and Rocky Nibert have been charged with violating Logan Cochran's civil rights. Carr is also charged with wanton endangerment.
"She said what are you smiling at you "N" word?" Cochran said.
Court documents said the pair hurled racial slurs at him, Nibert head butted him in the nose, and Carr pulled a gun on him and cornered him in a section of the fence.
Logan said staring into the barrel of a gun he thought about his mother, Dawn.
"I was like, 'Is this really happening?' Thinking, 'What if I don't go home, and my mom never knows what happened to me,' ” Logan said. “How could I apologize for everything I've done to her."
Logan said the altercation finally ended when a neighbor stepped in and ran the attackers away.
He said Carr and Nibert attacked because he was talking to a white woman which is something he knows is normal especially given his family makeup.
Logan's father Jack is white, and said he and Dawn raised Logan to live without racial prejudice but it's something he has dealt with all of his life.
They said they hope this alerts locals to a growing problem.
"It's almost like they don't wear hoods and sheets anymore. They just come out and say it."
They also hope the court system sets the example that race fueled violence will *not be tolerated."
"Justice needs to be served," Dawn said. "They need to pay for what they did."
Carr and Nibert are being held at the Western Regional Jail.