The plot keeps getting thicker in the Howard’s Rock vandalism case. Last week police arrested two other people connected to the case. One of those people was Michael Rogers, the father of the 18 year-old who was the first charged with the vandalism, and also a member of the Transylvania County School Board as well as a pastor at Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church.
Rogers is charged with felony counts of obstruction and conspiracy. His son, Micah Rogers was arrested in June. According to BlueRigeNow.com, the elder Rogers attempted to cover up his son’s actions.
The warrant charging Michael Rogers, a pastor at Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church, with obstructing justice said that on or about June 24 he met with “individuals allegedly involved in the malicious damage to Howard’s Rock” and advised them “to be untruthful about their actions when questioned by law enforcement. This intentional act did obstruct, impede and hinder the administration of justice,” according to the warrant.
Rogers, who is the father of Micha Rogers, the teenager who was charged by police in June, claims he was only trying to find out the truth about what happened that fateful night on June 2nd when a piece of Howard’s Rock was cracked off and taken from Memorial Stadium. Monday night he refused to step down from his role on the school board and it would appear the board is standing with him despite the arrest.
Prior to the school board meeting, Transylvania County Superintendent Jeff McDaris said Rogers “has been a longtime, strong advocate for Transylvania County schools and our children. I’m aware of the charges that have been brought, but I don’t know any of the specific details. He’s been a great board member and certainly has been trying to work through this. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to him and his family with regard to this.”
There is no word on how the congregation at Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church feels about its pastor being arrested on felony charges of obstruction and conspiracy.