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Amish beard-cutting case heads to a grand jury

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STEUBENVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

The strange beard-cutting crime in Holmes County heads to a grand jury.  All five men appeared in a Holmes County Municipal Court.

The men are accused of breaking into homes of Amish families and cutting the victims' beards and hair.

The men - who are all part of the "Bergholz Clan - are accused of going to the home of a Carroll County man, dragging him outside by his beard and cutting it off.

A similar incident happened in Holmes County, when the group of Amish bullies burst into a house, cut the hair off the women as well as the hair and beards of the men.

The men waived their right to a preliminary hearing.  No plea was entered.  Bond has not been set.

 

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