Ohio Amish leader: Beard-cutting religious matter

This combo made from photos provided by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department shows, from left, Levi Miller, Johnny Mullet, and Lester Mullet, of Bergholz, Ohio. These three men and another, Lester Miller, all believed to be members of a breakaway Amish group, were arrested Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 for allegedly going into the home of an elderly Amish man and cutting his hair and beard. (AP Photo/Jefferson County Sheriffs Department)

October 11, 2011 8:27:06 AM PDT
The leader of a breakaway Amish group said an attack on fellow Amish in which a man's beard was cut off was a religious issue stemming from long-standing resentment of his group's treatment.