An arrest warrant was issued for Nathan Rehberg yesterday.

The warrant for one of the two people charged in the alleged cross burning at the home of an interracial couple from Hants County in February came after Rehberg’s grandparents — Darrell and Marianne Boutilier — told the court they wanted their bail responsibilities revoked.

The arrest warrant was issued yesterday morning in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Windsor. Rehberg’s case was before the courts to set a date for trial.

He didn’t show, but his lawyer appeared on his behalf, with the trial to begin on Nov. 8.
On March 2, Rehberg and his younger brother Justin, who is also charged in the incident, were each granted bail in the case and ordered to stay with their grandparents in Hants County.

A surety of $5,000 was posted for each, with the judge handing down strict bail conditions, including staying away from the victims, who awoke on Feb. 21 to find a burning cross on their front lawn, and abiding by a curfew.

By late yesterday, Rehberg hadn’t been arrested by police.

The brothers are each charged with mischief, uttering threats, criminal harassment and public incitement of hatred.