Election Season Vandal Strikes Again
This time, the home of a Kelly Marlow supporter was targeted.
The neighbor previously had "Elect Kelly Marlow for School Board" yard signs there, reader Addie Price said in a Local Voices post on Canton-Sixes Patch. The post included a picture of the vandalized home, which Price said she received from Marlow, who is running for Post 1 against Cromer.
"I did not submit the photo, but based on your request, I spoke to my neighbor," Marlow said in an email to Canton-Sixes Patch. "Unfortunately, he is disturbed by this incident but, because he has small children, he does not want to become part of the story. It seems this was a childish prank and we shall not pursue it further."
That may explain why Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, was unaware of any activity in BridgeMill over the weekend.
"I can't locate reports related to it," he said.
Cromer, Marlow's opponent, said she did not know about the incident until a reporter reached out to her.
"I do not know who was involved and I do not condone this type of behavior," she said. "I have had many signs that were placed on private property disappear and have had reports of other signs being placed in front of my signs, but nothing to this extreme."
Marlow and Cromer will be among the featured candidates at tonight's Cherokee County Republican Party debate.