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Dudley man charged in cross burning

Posted July 30, 2008 3:40 p.m. EDT

— Wayne County authorities arrested a Dudley man Wednesday after a cross was burned in another man's yard.

Dixon R. Steward, 38, of 125 Timothy St., was charged with burning of a cross on another's property, which is a felony.

The FBI has been asked to investigate the case for possible civil rights violations.

Steward was initially arrested Tuesday on a charge that he violated a court order against having any contact with the victim of the cross burning, authorities said.