Greenville County Sheriff's deputies have charged two additional people in connection with a
On May 11, deputies charged and arrested 18-year old Joseph Clarke Smith of Greenville in connection with the incident. Smith has been charged with assault and battery by mob third degree. According to a warrant for Smith, he is accused of punching the victim, Joseph Andrew Ryland. He is currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond.
On May 14, deputies arrested and charged 16-year-old R'Quan Jemal Neely of Greenville, as an adult, with assault and battery by mob third degree and strong arm robbery. According to arrest warrants, Neely is accused of taking a baseball cap from Ryland and refusing to give it back. Neely is currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on a $12,500 cash bond.
Ryland is accused of stabbing another male, a student at Wade Hampton, during an altercation that occurred at the site of the former Bijou theater off Pine Knoll Road.
At roughly 4 p.m., several students reportedly had walked to that parking lot next to the school when they became involved in a verbal altercation with Ryland, according to the Sheriff's Office. At least one punch was thrown, striking Ryland. When Ryland got up, he allegedly stabbed the nearest person to him with a knife.