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Daughter and Grandson of Lexington County Senator Caught in Fight on Tape, but No Assault Charges Pressed


Victim Decided Not To Press Assault Charges in Lexington County

Surveillance video from inside Lexington County restaurant The Wild Hare revealed Lexington County state Senator Jake Knott’s daughter and grandson assaulting another teenage boy.  However, no assault charges have been pressed in Lexington County.

On February 1st, the 16-year-old grandson of Knotts confronted the victim, who went to school with him, in the restaurant. According to the Lexington County police, the two boys were involved in an altercation earlier that day in school. They were counseled by the SRO, then sent on their way. At the restaurant, Knott’s grandson got up out of his booth and began attacking in the victim.

Nikki Rodgers, Knott’s daughter and the boy’s mother, is the director of Lexington County Emergency 911 system.

Video Recorded of Lexington County Assault Has Not Lead to Assault Charges

One video angle shows Rodger’s son attacking the victim, then Rodgers getting out of the booth; another angle shows the fight, with Rodgers and five other restaurant patrons attempting to pull the two boys apart. However, once the boys were separated, Rodgers used her right hand to punch the victim.

She claimed the punch was in self defense. The victim claims that Rodgers punched him in the neck. However, he decided he did not want to press charges against Rodgers or her son.

Video of the fight was released to the public by the Lexington County Police Department after it was determined that assault charges would not be pressed against Rodgers.

Lexington County Police have closed the case, because no assault charges were pressed. According to the department, despite the video evidence, no assault charges can be pressed if the victim will not testify in court.

Defense Against Criminal Assault Charges in Lexington County

Lexington County Assault Charges are serious
Lexington County Assault Charges are serious

Criminal charges, including assault charges, can change your life, and the experienced attorneys at the Strom Law Firm understand how important it is for you to protect your future.  One of the most important steps to take after you are investigated for or charged with a crime is to contact an experienced attorney who understands the criminal legal system.  The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Strom Law Firm have over 30 years of combined experience defending clients in various criminal courts.  Our Lexington Criminal Defense Attorneys practice in Lexington County Bond Court, Lexington County Magistrates Court, Lexington County Municipal Court, Lexington County Circuit Court, and Lexington County Federal Court.  We can handle any criminal charges you may face.

Some, but not all, of our Lexington County Criminal Defense Areas Include:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Simple Possession
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Trafficking
  • Federal Drug Crimes
  • Controlled Substances
  • All State & Federal Drug Crimes
  • DUI:
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI First, Second, & Third
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • All DUI Charges
  • Violent Crimes:
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Criminal Domestic Violence
  • All State and Federal Violent Crimes
  • Alcohol-Related Crimes:
  • Minor in Possession
  • Open Container
  • Public Drunkeness
  • Any Alcohol-Related Crimes
  • Federal White Collar Crimes
  • State Crimes
  • Federal Crimes

If you face assault charges in Lexington County, or elsewhere in South Carolina, do not hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at the Strom Law Firm. Based in Columbia, SC, the Strom Law Firm has defended against criminal charges in South Carolina, including Lexington County, for 16 years. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case and create plan to defend your rights. Call us today (803)252-4800.



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