Deputies investigate thefts, breakins


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated thefts, break-ins and other indicents across the area. Among incidents investigated were the following:


Oct. 23 – A 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck tag FRM426 was reported stolen from 18 Front St. in Pelzer. The blue and white pickup had a white 2012 Honda TRS 450R ATV in the bed. E. Russell investigted.

Nov. 2 – S. Dunlap responded to 403 Guthrie Grove Church Rd. to the Guthrie Grove Church of God where Deacon Thompson Smith, Jr. reported that three air conditioning units had been vandalized and copper stolen. The loss was estimated at $160.

Nov. 2 – J.P. Lahusky responded to the Bi-Lo at 330 Lebby St. where employee Michael Ballew reported that a woman stole several articles of food from the deli section, valued at $23.

Nov. 2 – B. Surratt and K. Evatt, as well as other deputies and one reserve deputy, conducted a high speed chase of a black Ford Explorer from the area of the Smith Ridge subdivision to Lockaby Road, and then on to Mattison Drive. The vehicle reversed course on Cherokee Road and turned onto a dirt road, where it eventually came to a dead end at a pond. Two white males fled the car and one, Bobby Holdbrooks, WM, 57, 5’8″, 180 pounds, brn/blue, of Pelzer, was later apprehended following a pursuit by two county K-9 officers.

Nov. 2 – K.D. Lollis was working the desk at ACSO headquarters when he received a call from Warren Darby, of Pelzer, reported that someone stole his license plate, SC tag #BFT-356, from his vehicle while he was in church.

Nov. 3 – K. Looney responded to Tri-City Auto Parts at 242 Hwy. 20, where business owner Bill Jeanes reported that someone had drilled holes in the gas tanks of two of his vehicles and stolen approximately $46 worth of fuel.


Oct. 31 – Deputy P.C. Henry received a telephone complaint from Shameeka Wells, of Piedmont, that someone had stolen her license tag, SC tag # KAL 498.

Nov. 2 – M.T. Grant responded to the Velaro convenience store, 2401 River Raod, where he encountered store owner Mitul Patel . Surveillance video showed two black males smash the front door with a cinder block and steal 21 cartons of cigarettes, some lottery tickets, and several disposable lighters from the store. The loss was approximately $1100.

Nov. 2 – J.P. Lahusky responded to 1805 Hwy. 86 where Bobby Stegall reported the theft of his enclosed trailer, containing lawn and garden equipment, as well as other tools. The loss was estimated at $2200.It was the second time in two weeks that Stegall had been victimized.

Nov. 2 – S. Dunlap was dispatched to Hwy. 405 Hwy. 183, to the Creative Body Shop, where owner Cheryl Howard reported that someone had entered the garage and stolen power tools valued at $1100.

Nov. 3 – C.T. McBee was dispatched to 2514 River Rd. where Tracee Anderson, of Provident Plumbing, reported that someone had broken into a company truck and stolen a TomTom GPS unit valued at $100.


Nov. 2 – A.G. Banister responded to 500 Boiter Rd. where Ashley Via reported the theft of her purse from her car. The loss was estimated at $50.

Nov. 2 – K. Evatt responded to 606 Willingham Rd. where Whitney Chisolm, BF, 31, of Belton, reported that Lionel Thornton, BM, 32, 6’, 150 pounds, of the incident address, had assaulted her during an argument.


Nov. 2 – S. Dunlap responded to the Dollar General at 3650 Hwy. 153 where a store employee reported that a black male and white female suspect had worked together to commit shoplifting of items valued at approximately $110. The male was wearing a brown jacket, dark pants and cap while the female wore a blue shirt, black pants and blond/multi-colored hair. They fled in a silver sedan with SC tag # KDH529.

Nov. 2 – J.P. Lahusky was dispatched to 115 Syracuse Rd. where Arthur Hair reported that someone had blown up his mailbox, doing $50 damage.