Anderson County Sheriff’s Report


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


May 10 – A.C. Guthrie and J.E. Scott responded to 115 Garlington Court in reference to an active Greenville County warrant on Christopher Gist, WM, 17, 5’10″, 145 pounds. Upon making contact with Gist, a personal search revealed a small bag of marijuana in his pocket. He was arrested on a charge of simple possession and taken to ACDC, where he was held on the warrant.


May 9 – Lt. R.J. Payne and M.D. Owens were on patrol when they encountered Wylie Smith, WM, 33, 5’9″, 150 pounds at the intersection of Hwy. 81N. and Campbell Road. He was on the side of the road and appeared disoriented. He was unsteady and slurring his words. During a search of his person, four small plastic bags containing a total of 2.4 grams of methamphetamine were found. He was arrested and transported to ACDC.

May 11 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 121 Tollison Road where Tony Hammond, WM, 52, 5’8″, 180 pounds and another man named only as Holdbrooks – description withheld – reportedly had fought. Both men sustained lacerations and were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by the Pelzer EMS. No arrests were made.


May 9 – A.C. Guthrie received a telephone report of a stolen license tag at the ACSO desk. The tag bore the number JNS-510.

May 9 – J.D. Sparkman responded to an alarm at Foothill Motorsports at 107 Halter Dr.. Upon arrival he met the owner who said he saw a man in a yellow shirt near the fence when he arrived. The man fled in a burgundy 1980s model Ford F-150 truck. A cap and a pair of bolt cutters were discovered near two holes cut in the fence.

May 10 – J.M. Pelfrey responded to 211 Country Manor Rd. where James Forrester reported that someone broke into his fenced lot and stole his 1984 Glass Storm boat, 1984 Force boat motor, and his trailer, valued at $1500.

May 10 – A.C. Guthrie and J.E. Scott were dispatched to 135 Old School House Rd. in response to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, they met with Anthony Crawford who was pointing down the street at the same time that dispatch radioed that a white F-150 pickup was seen leaving the scene. The deputies overtook the vehicle and initiated a stop.

The driver, Marty Darnell, WM, 44, 5’8″, brn/brn of Greenville, said he had stopped because his truck was acting funny. He said he found the copper items in the ditch outside Crawford’s fence. A picture of the items and of Darnell’s boot print was sent to Deputy Pelfrey at the scene and it appeared to match the print inside the building where the items had been stored. Darnell was taken into custody, read his Miranda rights, and refused to talk any further without a lawyer. He was transported to ACDC.

May 10 – B.S. Chandler responded to 2615 Hwy. 153 where David Wheeler, who operates Corner Magic at that location, reported the gutting of three A/C units behind the building. Chandler contacted Teresa Couch, owner of the building, who said the units were valued at $10,000.

May 11 – A.C. Guthrie and J.E. Scott responded to 117 Forest Glen Dr. where Twyla Pelkey reported the theft of electronics and her wallet from her vehicle. Aside from a number of her personal documents, the loss was estimated at $170.


May 9 – J.M. Pelfrey was dispatched to 101 Kensett Dr. where James Dahling reported the theft of some clothing and text books from his vehicle. The loss was estimated at $190.