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.