Three of the six candidates for the District 2 Columbia City Council seat have filed their pre-election reports after missing the June 28 deadline.
Catherine Bruce, Emma McGraw Myers and Brian DeQuincey Newman had all filed their reports by Friday afternoon.
Three candidates — Josh Stroman, Harold “Puff” Howard and Antonio Williams — had not filed their reports by Friday afternoon, according to the State Ethics Commission’s website.
Two candidates, Alexzena Irving Furgess and Gary L. Myers Jr., did not miss the June 28 deadline.
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State law requires political candidates to file a report between 20 days and 15 days before the election, detailing how much money they have raised and spent. The District 2 election is Tuesday.
Among the candidates who have filed their reports, Newman reported the most money raised, at $23,705, followed by Emma Myers, $5,790; Gary Myers, $3,860; Furgess, $2,453; and Bruce, $960.
– Adam Beam and Noelle Phillips
Third suspect, 17, charged in death
A third suspect has been charged in connection with the killing of 91-year-old Lower Richland resident Frances Rawl earlier this week, Columbia Police announced Friday.
Cynthia Leola Morrow turned herself in to Columbia police on Friday and was charged with accessory before the crime of burglary, officers said. She was being held Friday at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Two other people have been charged: Jesse Ray Lane, 18, arrested Wednesday, and an unidentified 15-year-old, who turned himself in Thursday. Both are facing murder and burglary charges.
Investigators say Morrow is accused of driving the two suspects to Rawl’s home on Woodlawn Avenue with the intent of robbery. Investigators also allege Morrow had prior knowledge that the break-in would occur and agreed to take a percentage of any money taken during the crime.
Rawl was found beaten to death Tuesday afternoon inside his home.
-- From Staff Reports
Lugoff motorcyclist, 21, killed in crash
A 21-year-old Lugoff man was killed when his motorcycle crashed Thursday morning.
The man, identified by Chief Deputy Coroner Doris McGougan as Christopher Tanner Hayes, was riding the Kawasaki motorcycle west on Whiting Way in Kershaw County when he lost control around 6:40 a.m., S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson said.
Troopers determined the motorcycle was speeding when it struck a guardrail, throwing Hayes off. He was not wearing a helmet, Robinson said.
Hayes died from multiple injuries, McGougan said.
-- Kelly Davis
Two charged with growing marijuana
Two Richland County men are in jail after police charged them in a marijuana growing operation.
Michael Doy Deaton, 57, and Donald Mac Deaton, 42, are charged with manufacturing marijuana, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.
A tip led deputies to a home in the 1900 block of Kennerly Road where they found growing equipment, 78 marijuana plants and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The men were booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, the department said.
-- Kelly Davis