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Community raised nearly $5,000 in support of stabbing victim

Ronnell T. Hughes, the victim of what police are calling a hate crime that occurred at the Pilot Travel Center on East Idaho Avenue on Dec. 21. (Nikita Apodaca/Special to the Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Mackey’s Steakhouse and Pub, Rusty’s Lounge along with Kanpai raised almost $5,000 on New Year’s Eve for Ronnell T. Hughes, the victim of what police called a hate crime Dec. 21.

Hughes was stabbed in the neck multiple times by a truck driver from Colorado as he sat alone at a booth inside of the Arby’s restaurant at the Pilot Travel Center on East Idaho Avenue.

Mackey’s raised $1,800 from sales on New Year’s Eve, while Rusty’s and Kanpai both collected $500 in donations each, Angie Grove, co-owner of Mackey’s said.

Grove . . .