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Two arrested for bashing mailboxes
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer and Ruth Jensen
Feb 27, 2014 | 189 views | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend | print
VAIDEN -- Two college students from Hinds County were arrested after a night of mailbox smashing and the destroying of county property.

According to Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Banks, two men he identified as Charles Renfrow, 20, of Flowood and Whit Kendall, 19, of Bolton, were arrested Sunday by deputies and charged with eight counts of malicious mischief, misdemeanor charges.

According to Banks, the two were charged with damaging eight mailboxes on County Roads 5 and 8, in south Carroll County near the Big Black River. The two were also charged with destroying County Road 5 and County Road 8 road signs.

"Deputies were taking reports of residents' mailboxes being knocked down, and [the suspects] were found at the hunting camp the next morning,” Banks said.

According Banks, both Renfrow and Kendall are college students and were attending a party at a Carroll County hunting camp. Banks called the event unfortunate.

"It's discouraging," Banks said. "These are college kids who have got their entire future ahead of them, and they do something like this. This is a felony amount of damage that was done, and something that could affect their futures."

Banks said both Kendall and Renfrow were released on bond.
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