Williamston Police Report

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Williamston Police Officers were investigated the following:

Apr. 27 – Alex Blake Payne, 22, 5101 N. Highway 29 #603, Williamston was arrested for failure to stop for blue light, no SC drivers license and speeding 66/35 after a green SUV was observed on Belton Drive traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pursued onto Academy St. and Crawford Dr., to Hwy. 20 and then on to Belton. According to reports, in Belton the vehicle passed a gas tanker on the left into oncoming traffic, almost striking a school bus and the front of the gas tanker.

Due to public safety, Williamston officers called off the pursuit in Belton and Belton officers took over. The driver jumped from the vehicle and began to run on foot at the intersection of N. Main and Saluda St. The Williamston officer assisted the Belton officer who was struggling with the suspect while trying to take him into custody by tazing him. Payne was also served a warrant for petit larceny. K. S. Looney, Cpl. Mulz investigated.

Apr. 22 – Matthew Lee Parsons, 21, 2 Attaway St., Pelzer was arrested for driving under suspension after a vehicle was observed on Mattison Street. Cpl. L. E. mulz, C. Dennis investigated.

Apr. 26 – Williamston officers were dispatched to AnMed, Fant St., Anderson in reference to an assault that took place in the Williamston jurisdiction. The victim, a 20 year old male from Pelzer refused to press charges against a man who he claimed hit him in the face. J. Taylor investigated.

Apr. 26 – Vincente Eugeneo Espinoza, III reported a man in a white van pointed a gun at several people at the apartments at 312 Belton Drive after a near collision with a vehicle at the apartments on Belton Drive. The incident remains under investigation .J. Taylor, Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.

Apr. 24 – John Wesley Kovacs, Jr., 46, 10 Hardy St,. Williamston was aarrested for outstanding bench warrant after he was observed as a passenger in a red four door vehicle on Anderson Drive. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Apr. 21 – Main Street Motors, 612 Greenville Dr., reported a stolen tag taken from a truck at the location. K. S. Looney investigated.