Guilford Co. woman arrested after allegedly jumping fence at SC Confederate monument

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Melissa High, 45, of Whitsett

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A Guilford County woman was arrested after she allegedly jumped the fence surrounding the Confederate flag on the Statehouse grounds in South Carolina.

WLTX reported that Melissa High, 45, of Whitsett, is accused of trying to tape a poster board to the fence surrounding the Confederate monument.

The poster board allegedly had references to Biblical passages and the Pledge of Allegiance. The incident allegedly happened late Friday night.

Officers told High that she could not put anything on the fence or monument, but she allegedly did not listen, according to the Bureau of Public Safety.

She was arrested shortly after she allegedly jumped the fence. The suspect allegedly had a knife in a bag she was carrying.

High faces charges of defacing a monument and carrying a dangerous weapon on capitol grounds.

About a week ago, another woman, Bree Newsome, was arrested after climbing the pole at the monument and removed the Confederate flag.

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