2 S.C. men arrested over rap video

Friday, January 18, 2013

MANNING, S.C. — Authorities say two Manning men have been arrested and charged with threatening a judge and a former prosecutor in a rap video.

Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett told The Item of Sumter that 25-year-old Keith Gadson and 28-year-old Rodregiz Cole were charged after investigators found the video on YouTube earlier this month.

Deputies say the men rap in the video that the judge and former prosecutor will find their brains on the boulevard.

A lawyer for one of the men said the arrests violated the men’s freedom of speech. The attorney said the men meant no harm, using the names of the only court officials they knew.

The men are charged with threatening the life of a public official and intimidation of a court official.


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