Sunday, July 31, 2016

Charged shooter Marquell Rentas reportedly part of previous local controversy

Marquell Rentas, who is currently facing multiple charges resulting from Friday morning's shooting incident on Bethel Street, was also involved in last summer's Confederate flag controversy in Columbia.

Multiple sources allege that the teen waving a flag in THIS VIDEO in an LNP article is Rentas.

A source tells Columbia Spy that this photo from last summer's protest in Columbia is Rentas:


Columbia Spy covered the protest HERE.

More recently, a reader submitted the following photos allegedly showing Rentas and Trenton Nace, who was also charged in the shooting, apparently trying to set fire to plywood on the 300 block of Avenue H, behind the abandoned Hotel Locust building. The plywood displayed spray-painted racist graffiti.



The post that includes the photos shown above is found HERE.


YouTube channel under the name "Marquell Rentas" features the video shown below:




10 comments:

  1. This is slander as far as im concerned. You may have correct information on his current charges however you do not KNOW he was involved in ANY othe incidents. I would Recomend that you watch what you write about people. And do you have the right to use these pictures of him without his concent? I do not believe so. I wouldnt think he would want pictures of him on a discriminatory page such as this. You need to recognize who still cares about this kid. You need to realize that you are posting images of someone without there consent on a very public website -A.S

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    1. We removed several instances of the F-word in the comment above. It was left otherwise intact.

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    2. I saw the unedited version of this comment and the very first word was the F-bomb. Since this story now appears in LNP will this comment be posted in their newspaper as well?
      Perhaps the Spy can help me out on this one but, I'm pretty sure anyone in public can be photographed without consent. Furthermore, if you do not want to be photographed in public, don't do stupid or criminal activity to draw attention to yourself.

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    3. Good job spy!!! Keep spreading the news

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  2. Pictures speak a thousand words!
    Love the SPY

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  3. Keep up the good work spy. You do a great job!!!

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  4. thanks for keeping the public informed! we appreciate it. Great job and always awesome pictures!

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    1. Thanks very much for the encouragement.

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    2. You DESERVE IT! 40????

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  5. Let these guys sit for life seriously this is getting out of hand thanks

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