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Two more arrests made in vandalism of Howard’s Rock

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Nearly two months after an arrest was made in connection to the vandalism of Howard’s Rock, police have doubled up on the number suspected of defacing the iconic monument.

In a press release, Clemson University police announced that it has made a pair of arrests: 46-year-old Michael J. Rogers and 17-year-old Alden James Gainey.  Both of the individuals are from North Carolina.

Rogers is the father of Micah Rogers, the 19-year-old who was arrested in late June.

Both the elder Rogers, reportedly the president and CEO of a masonry company, and Gainey were each charged with felony counts of conspiracy and obstructing justice.  The younger Rogers allegedly involved was charged with one felony count of malicious injury to animals or personal property valued at more than $2,000, but less than $10,000 and one misdemeanor count of trespassing.

The two men appeared before a Pickens County Magistrate today, and each was released on a personal recognizance bond of $7,500.

In mid-June, Clemson officials confirmed that Howard’s Rock had been vandalized days earlier, with a release from the school stating that “[a] small portion of The Rock was broken off of its pedestal after vandals broke the casing that protects the artifact.”

And, for those who are curious, below are the mugshots of the two most recently arrested and charged:

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8 Responses to “Two more arrests made in vandalism of Howard’s Rock”
  1. sportsbastard says: Aug 16, 2013 3:17 PM

    Good night.. Look at the ears on that kid. His nickname should be “Dumbo”, for more than one reason.

  2. friarjack61 says: Aug 16, 2013 3:56 PM

    One has to look with pride to a father like Rogers.
    And, the press, cannot figure out how/where the youth of today, are infulence towards a life of crime ?? “Gee, Dad, it sounds like fun !”

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    Thank God most criminals aren’t that bright. These prove the point.

  4. floridacock says: Aug 16, 2013 5:14 PM

    Only at Clempson

  5. longtallsam says: Aug 16, 2013 6:02 PM

    floridacock says:Only at Clempson

    Really, floridadick? Like there has never been any stupid stuff going on down in Columbia! And, wherever you went to school, why didn’t they teach you how to spell?

  6. jets12 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:14 PM

    Unfortunately stupid stuff goes on at every school be it by players or fans. People are human and they make mistakes and it shouldn’t be directly related to the integrity of schools.

  7. clemsonstillsucks says: Aug 16, 2013 6:24 PM

    @ Jets

    That is too true. Sometimes it’s hard to resist in a rivalry though.

    I think Clemson’s a fantastic school academically. I just hope their football team loses one to two games a year…both to THE University of South Carolina (USC).

    (Suck it Southern Cal)

  8. normtide says: Aug 16, 2013 11:01 PM

    Jets12- the best post I’ve read in quite a while.

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