3 charged in vandalism of Lee Anderson signs

Columbia County jail
: Angelique Bane, left, 29, of Martinez; Kyle Austin Hobson, 17, of Martinez; and Haley Nicole Craft, 18, of Grovetown
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 11:43 AM
Last updated 7:33 PM
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Authorities arrested three people Wednesday and charged them with damaging campaign signs at the Lee Anderson for Congress campaign headquarters.

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A sign in front of the Lee Anderson for Congress campaign headquarters in Evans was vandalized overnight along with Anderson and Romney signs in Columbia and Richmond counties.   SPECIAL
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A sign in front of the Lee Anderson for Congress campaign headquarters in Evans was vandalized overnight along with Anderson and Romney signs in Columbia and Richmond counties.

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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.”

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/18/12 - 07:36 am
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Spray painters

Sprayers should have to spend weeks cleaning up this mess ......it is costly--ugly eye sores...

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 10/18/12 - 08:08 am
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I doubt they're Democrats

I'll bet these idiots don't even vote. People who pull these kinds of stunts don't care about the candidates they just wanted to cause some mayhem.
Voting? I'm sure they're too lazy to actually bother themselves with casting a ballot. 20 bucks says they're not even registered.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/18/12 - 09:02 am
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I agree with Shrimp, this

I agree with Shrimp, this wasn't political. The signs for Romney are prolific in ColCo and just easy targets for mischief. These goofs couldn't identify their two REPUBLICAN senators if shown the pictures with labels.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 10/18/12 - 12:27 pm
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Let's be honest here, it

Let's be honest here, it appears this was just kids. Doing what bored unsupervised kids do. They probably got a bit of adrenaline rush from doing something their parents would freak about. These “red X's” aren't going to change a thing. This is a solid “red” state. No amount of juvenile vandalism is going to change that.

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KSL 10/18/12 - 12:34 pm
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One heck of an immature 29

One heck of an immature 29 year old..

Young Fred
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Young Fred 10/18/12 - 01:04 pm
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KSL

I didn't catch that. 29, sounds like someone that should know better, but is hanging on to her(?) youth.

Discussionstarter
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Discussionstarter 10/18/12 - 08:35 pm
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Mahoney's quote in the article

A little too much. Some could say the same about some of Anderson's commercials and comments.

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