Former Beaufort High wrestler Clint Wright free on bail

sfastenau@beaufortgazette.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Clint Wright

DELAYNA EARLEY THE BEAUFORT GAZE — File photo

Former Beaufort High School athlete Clint Wright is free on bail this week after spending more than a month in jail on charges related to a Greenville apartment robbery and shooting.

Wright posted a $12,500 surety bond Wednesday, according to Greenville County court records. He is charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime for his alleged role in an attempted robbery and deadly shooting at Stonesthrow Apartments in Greenville.

Wright was a state-champion wrestler and football player at Beaufort High School who was playing football at Greenville Tech prep school.

One of Wright's Greenville Tech teammates, 21-year-old Denzel Hayden, was shot and killed during the incident. Wright's roommate, Lamin Yansaneh, remains jailed on the same charges as Wright, according to court records.

Police said Hayden and Yansaneh tried to rob an apartment's resident while Wright waited outside, according to an affidavit. The resident exchanged gunfire with Hayden and Yansaneh. Wright left as police arrived.

Attempts Thursday to reach Wright and his attorney, Anthony Dore, were unsuccessful. A representative of the Dore Law Firm said Dore was in court.

A Greenville County solicitor's office spokesperson said Wright has no scheduled court dates or hearings. A request for a preliminary hearing was filed Dec. 16, according to court records.

Wright attended the Eagles' home wrestling match on Wednesday, talking to football coach Mark Clifford, school administrators and wrestling parents.

On Wednesday, the 19-year-old posted a public update to his Facebook page thanking "everyone who believe in me and who prayed for me also the ones that didn't."

The message also said his situation "is not quite over yet," and asked for donations because he needs to raise money. More than 200 people had liked the post by Thursday afternoon.

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