4 arrested, 2 wanted in Clover ‘razor ring’ assault on mom, daughters

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 7, 2014 

— Four of six suspects who deputies say brutalized a Clover mother, her daughters and their boyfriends with shovels, “razor rings” and metal pipes in a mob assault two weeks ago were arrested this week.

Damenion Talford, 41, and his wife, Ginger Talford, 36, both of Cherokee County, were arrested on Monday and charged with several counts of third-degree assault and battery by a mob and criminal conspiracy, according to York County court records. They were both released on bond Tuesday.

A third person, a 16-year-old Clover teenager, was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery by a mob, York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris said. More charges are possible.

Pamela Gail Rose, 34, of Clover was arrested and charged with several courts of third-degree assault and battery by a mob and criminal conspiracy, according to arrest warrants. She, too, has been released on bond.

Deputies have identified Jonathan Edward Harvey and Dana Harvey as two remaining suspects in the assaults, Faris said. Anyone with information on the Harveys’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4231, or submit a tip to www.yorkcrimestoppers.com.

On April 27, deputies were sent to an Aquarius Road home in Clover after Vicki Cash and her family reported that a mob of people arrived at her home, lured those in her home outside and assaulted them with fists, shovels and “razor rings.”

Cash told The Herald that while trying to defend her daughter, a woman knocked her to the groundand hit her across the face with a razor ring that left a gash on her forehead.

On Wednesday, Cash said Ginger Talford was the woman who hit her.

“I’ve got a really bad mark up there,” Cash said about her wounds. “As hard as I got it, luckily I’m the one who got hit with the” ring.

One of Cash’s daughters fought with Ginger Talford, Cash said. Ginger Talford suffered two black eyes.

“She did get some licks in,” Cash said of her daughter. “Nobody wants their kids to be fighters,” but, “thank God she could fight.”

“We fought for our lives,” she said. “It was scary.”

Cash, one of her daughters and two of the other victims were treated for their injuries at Piedmont Medical Center. They were released the same day, but the men have since returned to the hospital, Cash said, because they’re suffering from slurred speech. One man’s wounds reopened, she said.

Cash said her grandson, 2, witnessed the assaults. Another child, 4, was also at the home.

A day before the assaults, one of Cash’s daughters told police that she punched a man in the face after he inappropriately touched her friend. That man was listed as a suspect in the assault. Cash said she and her family suspected revenge sparked the attacks.

None of the suspects arrested thus far was charged with damage to property. Police records show Cash told deputies the suspects arrived at her home with metal pipes, which they used to inflict at least $500 worth of damage to two cars parked in the yard.

Efforts to reach the Talford couple and Rose, a mother of three, were unsuccessful Wednesday.

“I can’t believe what people do these days,” Cash said. “They have no value for their own lives ... their own freedom.”

Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4082

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