2 more men arrested in Clemson Howard’s Rock case

Clemson University police have arrested two more North Carolina

men in the vandalism to Howard’s Rock inside the football

stadium.

Police arrested 46-year-old Michael J. Rogers of Pisgah Forest,

N.C., and 17-year-old Alden James Gainey of Brevard, N.C., Friday

and charged them with felony counts of conspiracy and obstructing

justice.

The two appeared before a Pickens County (S.C.) Magistrate and

were each released on $7,500 personal recognizance bonds.

Rogers’ son, 18-year-old Micah Rogers, had previously been

arrested in the incident. He was charged in June with malicious

injury to animals or personal property valued at more than $2,000,

but less than $10,000; trespassing and unlawful entry into enclosed

places.

Police say the rock, which players rub before running onto the

field, was chipped June 2 and its protective casing destroyed.