3 charged in vandalism of Lee Anderson signs



Authorities arrested three people Wednesday and charged them with damaging campaign signs at the Lee Anderson for Congress campaign headquarters.

Angelique Bane, 29, of Crawford Drive, Martinez; Kyle Austin Hobson, 17, of Waylon Court, Martinez; and Haley Nicole Craft, 18, of Beech Lane, Grovetown, were each charged with two counts of criminal trespass. They were being held Wednesday in the Columbia County Detention Center, each on a $2,700 bond, according to jail records.

The three were already in custody after being caught spray-painting on the roof of Target in Mullins Crossing shopping center, Morris said. When authorities learned of the damaged campaign signs, they connected them to the vandalism.

Red spray-paint was used to deface numerous signs at Anderson headquarters on Washington Road at Belair Road in Evans, according to a statement released Wednesday by Anderson’s communications director Ryan Mahoney. Campaign signs throughout Columbia and Richmond counties also were vandalized. Morris said 32 signs were damaged.

“This is what Democrats do when they are losing,” Mahoney said. “This is ridiculous, inexcusable, and downright criminal and we intend to press charges for this juvenile and destructive behavior.”



Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:38

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