Woman wanted in assault of COMET bus driver identified

Woman wanted in assault of COMET bus driver identified
Mariah Folks (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Richland County deputies are looking for a woman who is accused of assaulting a COMET bus driver.

The assault was captured on camera. It happened April 28 at a stop along Two Notch Road.

NOTE: The following video has graphic language.

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Mariah Folks, was upset the bus was leaving later than expected. Deputies say when she became “increasingly agitated” the driver told her she couldn’t ride.

That’s when deputies say the suspect hit the driver.

If you have any information regarding where Folks may be, please contact Crimestoppers one of the following ways:

PHONE TIP — Call the toll free number at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

WEB TIP — Go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip”.

MOBILE TIP — Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.

You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.

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