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GI man facing hate crime charge

Danny Anson, 64, is facing a hate crime charge in Grand Island.
Danny Anson, 64, is facing a hate crime charge in Grand Island.(Hall County Department of Corrections)
Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 3:38 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man will be in court next month for a hate crime charge.

Danny Anson, 64, was arrested for terroristic threats that have been elevated to a hate crime following an incident Friday night.

Grand Island Police were called out to the 500 block of east 18th for a report of a disturbance.

Police said a man and woman, both Hispanic, reported that Anson had threatened them with a crow bar and made racial slurs to the man.

Police were able to catch up with Anson, who was on a motorized bike, where they recovered a large metal crow bar.

Anson’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 23 at 1:30 p.m.

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