Two men arrested in Howard's Rock vandalism case

Alden James Gainey

COLUMBIA (WACH)--Two North Carolina men have been arrested in the case of vandalism to Howardâ??s Rock, an iconic symbol of the Clemson University football program.

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

The two men appeared before a Pickens County Magistrate today, 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.