CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ A Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services employee has resigned following his arrest with two other men on charges of screaming racial slurs from a moving private vehicle and tossing fireworks at the homes of black residents.

Hamilton County officials said in a statement that 27-year-old James Smiley resigned Monday after an investigation of the predawn arrests Saturday on charges of civil rights intimidation.

Records show that Smiley, 21-year-old Kyle Montgomery and 21-year-old Colton Partin are free on bond pending a July 15 hearing. A jail officer said there is no record of the men having lawyers.

Angela Williams lives next to a residence where fireworks shattered a window and told the Chattanooga Times Free Press there is no reason other than “it seems they just have something against black people.''