Accomplice arrested in Piedmont burglaries

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Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested Diana Grace Foster, 23, of Greenville, in connection with 4 burglaries in Anderson County. According to arrest warrants, Foster assisted co-defendant Travis Lee Skelton, 24, of Easley, by driving Skelton to homes in the Piedmont area and waiting while he burglarized them. The crimes were committed on January 21, 2014 and included homes located on Mountain Lake Drive, Westview South, Jameson Drive, and Spalding Court; all in Piedmont.

Investigator Gene Culbertson obtained 8 warrants for Skelton’s involvement in the crimes. Two other warrants were also obtained by Culbertson for Skelton’s involvement with a December 12, 2013 Burglary and Grand Larceny on Harrogate Lane in Easley.

Incident reports indicate that items taken during the burglaries totaled over $53,000.

Foster is currently incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center. Her bond has been set at $20,000 for 4 counts of Accessory before the fact to a Felony. The warrants have not yet been served on Skelton, who is currently incarcerated at the Pickens County Detention Center for crimes committed in that jurisdiction.

Sheriff John Skipper said, “We hate to see our young adults involved in these types of crimes, but be assured we will prosecute them. The security of our citizens’ homes is of utmost importance.”