Two N.C. men arrested in Howard's Rock vandalism case

2013-08-16T14:17:00Z 2013-08-16T17:16:53Z Two N.C. men arrested in Howard's Rock vandalism caseClemson University The Times and Democrat
August 16, 2013 2:17 pm  • 

CLEMSON – Two North Carolina men have been arrested in the case of vandalism to Howard’s Rock, an iconic symbol of the Clemson University football program.

Clemson University police charged Michael J. Rogers, 46, of Pisgah Forest and Alden James Gainey, 17, of Brevard each with felony counts of conspiracy and obstructing justice.

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

Police say the rock was damaged earlier this summer on the night of June 2. The protective casing was destroyed and a portion of the rock was chipped away. The incident was partially captured by a video surveillance camera.

Micah Rogers of Pisgah Forest, N.C., was arrested June 28 and charged with malicious injury to animals or personal property valued at more than $2,000, but less than $10,000; and trespassing, unlawful entry into enclosed places.

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  1. scfireman
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    scfireman - August 18, 2013 7:08 pm
    I guess this will be the excuse this year when they suck.
  2. pedingsgang
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    pedingsgang - August 16, 2013 2:34 pm
    Oh, maaannn. And Mr. Spock has on one too! WTH!
  3. pedingsgang
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    pedingsgang - August 16, 2013 2:34 pm
    Does this guy have a "hair cut cape" on in this photo???? HAHAHAHA! Oh my gosh. I can't stop laughing!
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