Arrests made in eight Big Creek Road burglaries


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two individuals in connection with eight recent burglaries in the Big Creek Road, Belton area and a burglary in Pelzer. Barry Dean Stone, 32, of Belton and Joshua Logan Davis, 26 of Williamston were taken into custody on December 2.

Stone is charged with eight counts of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, and one count of Housebreaking. Davis is charged with one count of Burglary, one count of Grand Larceny, two counts of Accessory after the fact of a felony, and one count of Driving Under Suspension (2nd offense).


According to reports, the crime spree began on November 8, when Barry Dean Stone, 32, of Belton broke into a vacant residence on Big Creek Road by pushing in a window-mounted air conditioning unit. Nothing was taken but a small kitchen knife was apparently left behind at the scene.

Over the next three weeks, Stone allegedly broke into five other homes on Big Creek. One of the five was broken into repeatedly – once on November 18 and twice on November 20. During the second incident on Nov. 20, the homeowner fired a handgun through the back sliding glass door as Stone was attempting to pry his way into the residence.

Items taken during the robberies included copper wire, prescription medications, money, jewelry, tools and firearms.

On November 30, during one of the burglaries, Stone contacted Joshua Logan Davis, WM, age 26 of Williamston and advised him that he had committed a burglary and needed assistance. Per the arrest warrant, Davis drove to the scene and helped Stone load-up the stolen items.

Stone and Davis are also charged with the November 26 burglary of a residence on Bryant Road in Pelzer. Computers, jewelry, radios, firearms and a motor vehicle were taken during that incident.

Stone’s bond has been set at $124,000. Davis’ bond has been set at $51,275. Both currently remain incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center.

Sheriff John Skipper said, “Our investigators did a good job pulling this one together and additional charges may be pending. Stone and Davis stole property valued at over $40,000. So far, we have recovered a large portion of that property, about $10,000 worth.”