Williamston Police report busy period

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Two people were arrested for simple possession of marijuana after officers were dispatched to a Williamston residence in reference to an assault. During the investigation, officers informed the female caller that they smelled marijuanna to which she replied she had “called about an assault, not about any marijuana.”

This incident and others involving alcohol, meth and heroin were among incidents investigated over a busy two week period:

Mar. 3 – Rayson Dominique Anderson, 26, 116 Jefferson St., Pickens was arrested for drug narcotic violations and drug equipment violations after officers responded to 103 Greenville Dr. in reference to

suspicious activity in the bathroom. According to reports, Anderson was found slumped over as if he was lodged between the wall, the sink and the floor. He was checked for a pulse and was breathing. Officers found a silver spoon and a hypodermic syringe in his right coat pocket. A small plastic baggie with .22 grams of white powder substance identified as heroin was found in his pants pocket. He was transported by EMS to the hospital for examination. Upon his release he was arrested. M. E. Simmons, J. R. Hunt investigated.

Mar. 3 – Vincent Dale Key, 21, 474 Lindley Rd., Piedmont was arrested for open container after a vehicle was observed leaving the park after dark. Two open containers of alcohol were found in the vehicle.

Mar. 3 – Thomas Canairad Wooten, 57, 21 Gray Dr., Williamston reported a black Moped valued at $1000 stolen from his residence. The Moped also had $35 in cash and a tool box with tools valued at $50. M. E. Simmons, B. Peterson investigated.

Mar. 4 – Officers investigated vandalism at the car wash at 17 Main St., in which the face panel from the power vacuum was removed causing $50 in damage. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Mar. 5 – Flores Francisco Flores, 46, 122 Royal Dr., Williamston was arrested for disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to the intersection of Anderson Drive and Belton Drive in reference to a subject passed out in a running vehicle. Flores was found slumped over the steering wheel of a Ford F150 pickup truck. T. L Eichelberger investigated.

Mar. 5 – Samantha Nicole Estep, 25, 121 Middleton Blvd., Williamston was served and arrested for outstanding bench warrant in Spartanburg. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Mar. 5 – Two people were arrested for simple possession of marijuana after officers were dispatched to 602 Tripp St., in reference to an assault. According to reports, Ashley Rene Shinn, 25, 602 Tripp St., stated her live-in boyfriend Dustin Barrett Phillips, 24 of the same address, had assaulted her by placing his forearm around her neck from the rear and dragging her to the floor.

About this time, Phillips pulled up in a black 4Runner and denied the allegations. During the investigation, officers informed Shinn that they smelled marijuanna. Shinn told officers she had “called about an assault, not about any marijuana.”

A search warrant was obtained and during a search of the residence, officers found nine burnt marijuana butts in the kitchen cabinet, one marijuana grinder with a small amount of marijuana inside, one mason jar with small strands of marijuana inside, one scale, one three inch glass pipe with burnt marijuana inside and five marijuana butts inside a box. A small baggie of marijuana was also found in plain view on the front seat of a white Ford Focus at the location.

Phillips was arrested for criminal domestic violence, both Phillips and Shinn were arrested for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mar. 5 – Robert Eric Stratton, 22, 29 Transylvania St,. Piedmont was arrested for simple possession and disregarding a stop sign after officers observed a tan Chevy traveling on Minor St. disregard a stop sign at Middleton Blvd. and Minor Street intersection and make a right hand turn onto Ida Tucker. During a search of the vehicle, a brown plastic bottle with 1.5 grams of marijuana was found in a red bookbag in the back seat. A clear plastic bottle was also found which contained several partial burnt joints believed to be marijuana. A passenger in the vehicle, Desiree Janelle Bush was also arrested for simple possession of marijuana. J. Sargent, C. Dennis investigated.

Mar. 5 – Goody’s, 17 Pelzer Ave., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which two unknown black females came into the store and then left with several items without paying for them. The suspects left in a dark color four door sedan. The items were valued at $501. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.

Mar. 6 – Russell Paul Willcox, 28, 908 Glenwood St., Ext., Belton was arrested for hit and run with injury, driving under suspension and failure to register a vehicle after officers were dispatched to Kilgore Ave. in reference to a motor vehicle accident. The driver of the vehicle at the scene provided a picture of a newer model Chevrolet Suburban with damage to the driver’s side front end. It was determined the a similar vehicle had been parked at Burger King on Greenville Drive. Upon investigation it was determined that Willcox was the driver and when contacted with assistance of SC Highway Patrol, Willcox admitted he was in the incident and was driving.. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, K. S. Looney investigated.

Mar. 7 – Shannon Dominic Black, 34, 407 E. Main, Williamston reported items valued at $33,509 missing from a storage building. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Mar. 9 – Dakota Joyce Arrington, 28, 239 Longview Dr., Williamston reported medications missing. Due to insufficient information about where the medication went missing, no police report was made. While she was trying to get a report, dispatch checked for possible warrants, which she did have with Anderson County. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Mar. 10 – Reginald lee Holloway, 55, 30 Market St., Williamston was arrested for criminal domestic violence after officers were dispatched to the residence in reference to an assault. J. Taylor investigated.

Feb. 21 – Jason Russell Reeves, 40, 138 New Cut Rd., Piedmont was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a vehicle was observed failing to signal while making a left turn onto Roberst Blvd. from N. Hamilton. Anderson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Hyco responded to assist and did alert positive to the odor of narcotics/controlled substance. S. N. Robison investigated.

Feb. 3 – Christopher Brian Sherman, 25, 115 McDonald Ave., Williamston reported he left a cell phone on the counter at the Williamton Post Office and when he returned it was gone. The blue studio 5.0 cellphone was valued at $180. J. T. Hunt investigated.

Jan. 24 – Hope Maria Cantrell, 43, 810 Tripp St., Williamston was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper license plate after a Chevrolet pickup truck was observed with a license plate registered to a Jeep.

The driver of the vehicle, David Wayne Owen was issued a UTT for displaying a tag registered to another vehicle.

Cantrell, who was a passenger in the vehicle, had an outstanding warrant for shoplifting with Anderson City Police Department. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a blown glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, a small brown bottle with a white powder, a bottle with several small colored clear baggies with various pills field tested positive for methamphetamine, Xanax and Valium. M. E. Simmons, K. S. Looney investigated.

Jan. 31 – Joshua Daniel Estep, 27, 121 Middleton Blvd., Williamston was arrested for providing false information to police after officers were dispatched to 121 Middleton Blvd. in reference to threats and outstanding warrants. When asked to identify himself, Estep said his name was Banson Allison. Estep was arrested for false information to police and will also have to deal with three outstanding warrants with Greenville County. J. Taylor. M. E. Simons investigated.