Authorities Mull Lynching Charges in Brutal Carter Strange Beating

Here is the aftermath of a brutal gang assault by a group of teens that only included one adult:

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – All eight suspects are in custody after a brutal attack in Five Points early Monday morning which left the teenage victim in critical condition, according to Columbia police.

Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said 19-year-old Thyeem Henrey was charged with second degree assault and battery by mob, common law robbery, and criminal conspiracy. He appeared in court Friday afternoon where the judge set bond at $750,000. That bond does not allow Henrey’s release upon posting only 10%, which is sometimes permitted by the court.


The 19-year-old is the only adult in a group of eight being held by Columbia police. The other seven suspects are all juveniles, according to Timmons. Their names cannot be released.

She said a 14-year-old, 15-year-old, and 16-year-old were charged with strong arm robbery, second degree assault and battery by a mob, and criminal conspiracy.

A 13-year-old and three other 16-year-olds were all charged with criminal conspiracy, according to Timmons.

Similar hearings will be held for the juvenile suspects. One of the 16-year-olds also had a bond hearing Friday afternoon, but reporters were not allowed inside.

Timmons said most of the suspects turned themselves in with their parents after the surveillance footage was shown on the news.

Police Chief Randy Scott said the 18-year-old victim, later identified as Carter Strange, was jogging through a parking lot near the intersection of Blossom Street and Saluda Avenue just after midnight on Monday when the assault happened. “This teenager was minding his own business, trying to make his curfew when he was brutally attacked and robbed,” said Scott.

Police said Henrey and the seven juveniles he was with were roaming Five Points, targeting others until they came across strange. In fact, investigators said the group tried unsuccessfully to rob or assault at least four other people.

This is evil. These thugs were out to do this, they attempted to four other times before. The parents of these scum should be charged as well. Here’s video:


2 Responses to “Authorities Mull Lynching Charges in Brutal Carter Strange Beating”

  1. Loup Garou on June 27th, 2011 2:49 pm

    so this kid was “jogging” or was running home to make his curfew and these guys caught him? I think he should have run faster Forest!

  2. Steve Mitchel on July 27th, 2011 4:10 pm

    Why where they not charged with a hate crime??

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