Anderson County Sheriff’s Report


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated several vehicle thefts in the area along with other incidents. Among incidents investigated were:


June 27 – A.M. Rankin received a telephone report at ACSO from Lesley Smith reporting the theft of her pressure washer from her home. The loss was set at $350.

June 28 – P.D. Marter responded to 117 Cooper Lane where David Acorn reported the theft of a laser level and several other tools from his work truck, which was broken into. The total loss was estimated at $2400.

June 28 – P.D. Marter responded to 211 Wren Tree Dr. where Scott Sprouse reported that someone had broken into his 1996 Honda automobile and stolen a Pioneer amp and speaker box from the trunk, valued at $2000.

June 28 – A.M. Rankin was on the desk at ACSO when he received a telephone report from Randall Cobb that someone had stolen his phone while he was inside the Spinx convenience store on Hwy. 153. The loss was set at $700.


June 28 – D. McQueen responded to 205 Saluda Dr. where Stephen Richardson reported returning home to find his back door kicked in and a 42″ television and $2000 in cash missing from his home.

June 28 – D.McQueen was dispatched to 113 R B Court where he met with Deborah Taylor, WF, 55, who stated that her husband, Kenneth Taylor, WM, 45, 5’9″, 150 pounds,whom she lives with at 213 R B Court, had assaulted her during an argument. She said she was afraid to return home. Deputy McQueen went to the home address and spoke with the subject, who was consequently placed under arrest for criminal domestic violence and transported to ACDC.

June 28 – J.R. Richey responded to International Supply Co. at 144 Frontage Road, where the company’s owner, Michael White, reported the theft of his 2002 International, white company truck, SC tag # P399530, valued at $30,000. The video showed a white male in cargo shorts and a white T shirt walking around the truck.

June 28 – P.D. Marter was dispatched to 108 Blossom Branch Extension, where Samuel Campbell reported the theft of his 2003 Chevy truck and an attached trailer. The total loss was set at $14,500

June 28 – D. McQueen responded to a shoplifting complaint at 2100 Hwy. 86.A Spinx employee said that a white female with long blonde hair brought three bottles of wine to the counter, and when she was told she couldn’t buy wine on Sunday, she simply left with the merchandise.


June 27 – J.R. Richey responded to the Williamston Police Department about an incident that occurred in county jurisdiction. Tommy Childress, WM, 53, 6′, 185 said he was driving his truck on Hamilton Street when he saw a gray pickup rushing up behind him. He recognized the driver with whom he claimed to have had several altercations with when they were neighbors several years before. Childress said that truck passed him as they both turned onto Big Creek Road, and then came to an abrupt stop. Childress said the gray truck backed into his truck causing minor damage, and then drove off. The case will be presented to a magistrate. No arrests were made at the time.

June 28 – P.D. Marter responded to 114 Jericho Circle where Ronald Acker reported that someone had broken into two vehicles in his yard and had stolen a variety of items. The loss was estimated at $2500.

June 28 – J.R. Richey responded to 110 Jericho Circle at the same general time in response to the theft of a 2014 maroon Jeep Patriot with a Pennsylvania tag # EYD 1745. The vehicle belonged to Melina Colton, who stopped to visit relatives while traveling from Myrtle Beach to PA. The vehicle also contained two musical instruments, a TomTom GPS system, a Sony video recorder and suitcases. The total loss was set at $33,000.