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      Teens charged with murder were out on bond

      Jeremy Durant

      Two teenagers were out of jail on bond for another serious crime when police say they brutally beat a Timmonsville man to death.

      Last Thursday night, officers say the teens beat 47-year-old Rush "Vance" Bass with a lead pipe and left him to die. Police found his body at the intersection of Byrd and Orange streets.

      Officers have charged 18-year-old Jeremy Durant and 17-year-old Randy Baker with Bass's murder.

      Police say the two were also charged in the lynching of a student at Timmonsville High School last October. Those charges are still pending.

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