Williamston Police Officers investigated an animal cruelty incident and made two arrests for outstanding warrants during what turned out to be a slow week for law enforcement. Among incidents investigated were:
June 4 – Stacy Wayne Lowe, 41, 102 Brookvale Dr., Williamston was issued a summons for ill treatment of animals after officers were dispatched to 103 Lee St. in reference to an animal complaint.
According to reports, a neighbor complained of a dog barking and howling repeatedly. The dog was found motionless and barelyng breathing in the fenced area of the residence. The dog’s tether was tangled around a post restricting the canines movement to approximately 2 feet. A a small stainless water bowl was beside the dog, dry and upside down. The only shade was a dog house out of reach of the animal. Officers attempted to revive the dog by pouring cold water, but were unsuccessful. The animal’s core temperature was 112 degress, which a veterinarian said was beyond the realm of saving. C. Samuel, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
June 8 – Diane M. Anderson, 60, 108 Lucky Ln. Pelzer was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Pickens County after a Chevrolet Cavalier was observed on West Main St. with only one functioning headlight. She was arrested and transported to Hwy 153 where she was turned over to a Pickens County Deputy. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
May 6 – James Michael Burton was arrested for outstanding parole violation after officers were dispatched to 10 W 4th St. in reference to an alleged assault. No arrest was made in connection with the alleged assault. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.