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David Ragain and Jesse Reed

David Ragain (left) and Jesse Reed, both of Jefferson County, were charged with assault motivated by discrimination. Police say they shouted racial slurs and threw eggs at a black woman at a St. Louis bus stop.

UPDATED at 12 p.m. Sunday with identities and mugshots of suspects.

ST. LOUIS • Police arrested two men Friday night after they were reported throwing eggs and shouting racial slurs at a woman waiting at a bus stop. 

The suspects were identified as Jesse Reed, of the 4500 block of Meadow Drive, and David Ragain, of 1000 block of Lon Vera Drive. Both addresses are in the Murphy area of Jefferson County between High Ridge and Fenton.

Both men are 30 years old.

"These weren't two white teenagers on a joy ride," said St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.

Reed and Ragain face charges of "assault motivated by discrimination," a third-degree felony.

Bond has been set at $20,000.

According to police, the two men shouted slurs and threw eggs at an African-American woman waiting at a bus stop on South Grand Boulevard near Chippewa Street around 11 p.m. Friday. Charges say other African-Americans waiting at bus stops along the same route also reported being struck by eggs within minutes of the woman being hit.

Authorities found the men by using video surveillance and license plate scanners to trace a white minivan police said was involved. Ragain and Reed were in the minivan.

Police believe Reed and Ragain may have committed similar crimes in the past, and urge people to come forward if they have been the victim of similar crimes. 

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