During the first two weeks of March, Williamston Police Officers made several drug related arrests and investigated vandalism at Brookdale Park. The following incidents were reported for the period Mar. 4-15.
Mar. 15 – Tim Gentry, Town of Williamston reported vandalism at the new Brookdale Park Restrooms in which a ceramic sink in the male’s restroom was destroyed. An estimate on the cost of the damage was not available. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Mar. 13 – Sarah Jane Dean, 42, 320 Carr St,. Belton reported a vehicle (no description given) stolen after she left it running to warm up. Reports state when she returned outside it was gone. The vehicle was valued at $4000. D. Crawford investigated.
Mar. 11 – Joseph Timothy McCarson, 34, 5 Hammond Road, Anderson was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop on command, and misrepresentation of ID to law enforcement. According to reports, Williamston officers were assisting the Probation, Parole and Pardon agency in attempting to locate McCarson for an outstanding warrant. When approached at 105 W Second St., he gave the name of Tim Smith. When questioned he took off on foot. Officers were unable to locate him until later. A. Eliopoulos, M. E. Simmons investigated.
Mar. 9 – Three underage persons were arrested for simple possession of marijuana and minor in possessin of alcohol after a vehicle was stopped at Williams St. at Hamilton for defective tag light. A box of Bud Light beer, Smirnoff Ice and Seagrams drinks were in the back seat. Officers also found a small pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana under the back seat and a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. No one claimed the items so all three were arrested. The driver, Deanna Guthrie, 19 109 Dorchester Rd., Belton was arrested as were two passangers (No additional information available). C. Whitefield investigated.
Mar. 6 – Tammy Lynette Mantooth, 43, 304 Cheddar Rd., Belton was arrested for shoplifting after officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 526 West Main St. Another person was questioned but reports were not clear if she was arrested. The items were valued at $41. J. Rogers, A. Eliopoulos investigated.
Mar. 4 – Mark Edward Wilson, 45, 651 Highway 8 Pelzer was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop on Hamilton and Sunset for an expired tag. Due to conflicting stories from passengers and the driver, the K-9 unit of Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was called in and made a positive alert to narcotics. Several crystal like items believed to be methamphetamine were found in the drivers seat after officers removed a jacket. A passanger, Tetra Allen had an outstanding bench warrant in Abbeville County. The driver of the vehicle, Gregory Allen was released with a warning for defective equipment. C. Whitfield investigated.