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Couple allegedly threatened by man painting Ukraine flag

A husband and wife who confronted a group of men allegedly spray painting a Ukrainian flag with a heart symbol in the middle of Forest Road 23 say a man from the group threatened them with a gun.

Reuben and Leila Bashans were driving down West Govey Road, known as Forest Service Road 23, near Browns Creek on April 14 when they came upon a group of men “actively spray painting something in the road,” according to a Mason County Sheriff probable cause document.

Reuben Bashans said the men “were not moving out of the way, and he told them they cannot be spray painting. The subject said something...


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