SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Cameron Brunson Blake, 34, was charged with defacing a synagogue and threatening to injure or kill another man.
Blake was charged with one count each of vandalism of a religious property, a hate crime, and criminal threats. The case was filed for warrant on August 27, and he was arraigned in court on Friday, August 30.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Richard Ceballos and Paul Kim of the Organized Crime Division are prosecuting the case.
On August 10, Blake is accused of carving an anti-Semitic slur on a door at a synagogue. On August 12, he allegedly hurled an epithet at a man and his infant daughter in Palisades Park and threatened to injure or kill the man.
If convicted as charged, Blake could face a possible maximum sentence of six years and eight months in state prison. The case is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.