Anderson County Sheriff’s Report


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


April 4 – T.B. Dugan was dispatched to 629 Spearman Rd. at the request of Heath Anthony who was notified by a neighbor of a burglary in progress. Dugan found the door kicked in but nothing missing. Unfortunately, Jason Skelton, of 629 Spearman Rd. Wasn’t so lucky. About an hour earlier, his home was broken into and jewelry and a large screen TV were stolen. The loss was estimated at $1900.

April 7 – C.T. McBee was dispatched to Lot 6, 120 Bellview Circle where Wayne Luker reported the theft of tools and other items from his shed. The loss was estimated at $60.

According to a separate report filed, Luker also was involved in a physical altercation with a male suspect/victim named Brent. Brent is a WM, 30, 6’, 190 pound with red hair. According to reports, he and Luker fought over the theft of Luker’s stuff, as well as an affair Brent admitted having with Luker’s wife. Both men landed punches and both reportedly pulled knives, but no serious injuries occurred and no arrests were made.


April 4 – P.D. Marter responded to American Liba, Inc. located at 3017 Hwy. 153 where Andy Goehring reported the cannabilizing of several AC units for copper and aluminum. The loss was estimated at $4000.

April 4 – P.D. Marter was dispatched to the Pilot Convenience Store where he placed Daniel Donnell, BM, 46, 6’,180 pounds, on trespass notice.

March 6 – C.C. Brazier was dispatched to the Sweet Canaan Baptist Church, where Brittany Dixon reported that her ex-boyfriend, (name and description withheld by the ACSO inviolation of state FOI law), had smashed her car window following a funeral she was attending. Numerous witnesses saw the suspect, according to Dixon. The damage was estimated at $500.

April 7 – C.L. Wilkinson responded to 301 Roper Road where An Stowe reported that someone had kicked in the door to her house while she was away from her home briefly. The officer, with backup, cleared the residence and found no one inside. Damage to the door was $100.

April 7 – M.D. Creamer was dispatched to 133 Kiowa Lane where Robert Wheaton, Jr. reported the theft of an 8X12 utility trailer valued at $1200.

April 7 – C.L. Wilkinson responded to 411 Timms Rd. where Mark Davis reported the theft of several laptop computers and a variety of jewelry from his home. No estimate of the loss was given.

April 7 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 1010 Durham Rd. where Fred Lyda reported the breaking and entering of his home.


April 5 – K. Evatt responded to 215 Moore Rd. where Ricky Duncan reported the theft of his white Alaskan Husky, valued at $500.

April 6 – P.D. Marter was dispatched to 121 Ridge Dr. where Balentine Cricero, WM, 44, reported that his wife had slapped him during an argument.


April 4 – D.A. Hammond received a report of identity theft and fraudulent use of a transaction card from Seth Young, of 109 Royal Fern Lane.

April 4 – P.A. Cochrane was notified that Daniel Hamby, WM, 46, 5’8″, 140 pounds was at Concrete Primary School and that he was wanted on an active warrant for CDV. Cochrane responded and approached Hamby’s vehicle, and asked him to pull it into a nearby parking lot while they spoke. Hamby agreed, but then fled, driving recklessly to exit the school parking lot, and driving along the grass shoulder to avoid the traffic.

Cochrane eventually contacted Hamby’s wife at the residence. She had been in the car as well. She said her husband had jumped from the truck and fled.

While Cochrane was on scene, Hamby called his wife, who turned the phone over to Cochrane. Hamby told Cochrane he was headed to ACSO to turn himself in for the active warrant. Cochrane planned to present additional charges to a magistrate for the attempt to escape arrest.

April 5 – M.T. Grant responded to 106 Powdersville Main where Larry Davis reported the theft of two handguns valued at $330.

The WalMart Report

Shoplifters at the Super WalMart on Highway 153 kept several ACSO deputies busy over the last few days.

On April 5, Deputies S.L. Steward and C.C. Brazier responded to two different incidents. Steward took Terry Tafta, WM, 60, 5’1″, 175 pounds, brn/grn, of Pelzer, into custody for stealing a flashlight and a small hand tool set.

Brazier took Fernanda Hernandez, WF, 19, 5’5″, 140 pounds into custody for shoplifting, and placed her two friends on trespass notice.

April 6 – Steward and Brazier once again responded to single incidents, with Steward placing three people, Emily Marquez, Jane Stein, and Julius Veal, Sr. on Trespass notice. Marquez, WF, 21, 5’5″, 190 pounds, brn/blue, who was found with several items of infant clothing in her diaper bag, was taken into custody and transported to ACDC.

Later in the day, Brazier responded and issued a citation to Joshua Drawhorn, BM, 26, 6’, 185 pounds for shoplifting. He was allowed to leave the store because he had changed price tags on an item and offered to pay the original price.