Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated thefts to homes and businesses throughout the area including candles, a computer, sign, chain saw and other items. Among incidents investigated were:
July 18 – B. Vaughn responded to 632 Riley Rd. where Dennis Tench, WM, 69, reported that he had paid a man $7800 in advance to build a garage and has not seen him since. The man, identified as Travis Pearson, had presented himself as a licensed contractor, which proved to be false.
July 19 – P.D. Marter received a complaint from Courtney Rogers, of 119 Von Holland Dr., that her four ring wedding set, valued at $5000, was missing from her jewelry box. She stated that she had experienced no break-in or burglary.
July 19 – J.D. Sparkman responded to the WalMart located at 11410 Anderson Rd. Jack Figueroa, who is a security employee there, reported that Angelique Miller, WF, 21, also employed there, had, on three separate days, knowingly failed to scan groceries valued at $1890 for an ex-employee. Figueroa stated that the events were on store video and that Miller had given a written statement. Miller had left the store before Sparkman arrived and no arrests had been made at the time of publication.
July 20 – C.P. Huff was dispatched to 1308 Three Bridges Rd. where Derrick Logan reported the theft of a computer from his vehicle, valued at $2000, as well as hand tools valued at $150.
July 18 – P.C. Henry received a telephone complaint from Joyce Vaughn, of Pete’s Beauty Nook, reported that the business’s sign had been knocked down earlier and when she went to retrieve it, it had been stolen. The sign was metal. It was valued at $350.
July 18 – J.D. Black responded to the Bi-Lo where Jacqueline Cartwright, WF, 79, reported that someone snatched her purse as she entered the store to shop. She was not injured and her loss was estimated at $102. The suspect was a black male, but she could not give any other description.
July 19 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 121 Moore’s Mill Road where Brandi Nelms reported that she had interrupted two white men trying to steal her air conditioning unit. They fled in a silver truck with a partial tag number including 766.
July 20 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 3 River St. where he spoke with William Prather Jr. who was both loud and profane, according to the report. After refusing to quiet down, Prather, WM, 34, 6’, 240 pounds, of 26 River St., was arrested for public disorderly conduct. The next door neighbors came forward and stated that the wife, Kirby Prather, WF, 27, 5’4″, 180 pounds, had shoved him and had also struck herself in the face with her fists several times, to incur signs of injury. She was arrested for criminal domestic violence and both were transported to ACDC.
July 19 – P.C. Henry, desk officer, received a telephone report from Steven Craig, of 238 Major Rd., that his Stihl 391 chain saw, valued at $505 had been stolen.
July 19 – C.P. Huff responded to 206 Plymouth Dr. where Shannon Ellison, WF, 38, reported that someone had slashed both front tires on her car, causing $200 in damage.
July 19 – J.E. Scott was dispatched to 1127 Williams Rd. where Tammie Hawthorne reported that someone had stolen two batteries from her golf cart, valued at $150. She said she suspected her son William Hawthorne, 24, of 1136 Williams Rd. Deputy Scott spoke with William and found that he had indeed taken the batteries. He returned them and his mother declined to press charges. He was placed on trespass notice for his mother’s property.
July 20 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 205 Saluda Dr. where Pamela Fowler reported that someone had broken the windshield of her car in three places. The damage was estimated at $500.
July 20 – J.D. Sparkman responded to a location where Charles Heyward turned over possession of some credit cards he had found at the end of his driveway. The cards came back as belonging to Wendy Tucker, WF, of Piedmont. She reported that her purse had been taken from her car, along with her cell phone. Sparkman later returned to the area and found her driver’s license as well.
July 21 – J.D. Sparkman was dispatched to the Cracker Barrel on Hwy. 153 where employee Randi Sorrentino reported that 3 white females, around 25 to 30 years old, had loaded 14 Yankee candles in a shopping bag and fled in a metallic colored car. The candles were valued at $406.
July 19 – M.D. Creamer was dispatched to 105 McAlister Rd. where Beverly Bunton reported the breaking and entering into her home and the theft of various household goods, including a TV. The loss was estimated at $600.
July 20 – C.T. McBee responded to 106 Roxanne St. where David Wilson reported the theft of a 4 ton heat pump valued at $2500.