Anderson County Sheriff’s Report


The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office only provided information on incidents taking place over a three day period last week. According to incident reports made available to The Journal, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


June 17 – Z.W. Crane responded to 120 Bellview Circle where Dale Luker reported that someone had broken into his home and stolen a variety of items, from a big screen television, to clothes to tools. He also reported the loss of his medication. A second victim, Matthew Carson also reported several items stolen. He said he was at the home when the burglary occurred but was asleep due to some seizure medication he was taking.The total loss was estimated at $1080.

June 18 – T.K. Cook responded to the same location, concerning damage to the property. According to reports, Carson reported that Luker had come to his residence pounding on the door and the trailer walls. He finally forced entry, according to Carson, and Carson punched him in self defense. Luker left and returned to his residence next door. He had reportedly accosted Carson about some medication that was stolen from him the day before. Carson said that Luker had been on meth for several days. The case was reported to a magistrate. No arrests were made at the time.

June 18 – .A.F. Acevedos was dispatched to 7 Hale St. for a welfare check on a motorist. He found a Ford SUV with a white female asleep at the wheel. He ran the tag, which came back as stolen from Greenville County. He placed the driver, Annie Stone, WF, 32, 5’3″, 113 pounds, of Williamston, in custody for an active bench warrant that was out on her. She was transported to ACDC.


June 18 – J.K. Vickery was on patrol near River Road and River Road Circle when he noticed a green VW Beetle that he knew to frequent an alleged drug house in the area. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and he turned around to pursue. The vehicle pulled into the auto parts store at 3200 Hwy. 153 and the driver exited in “an abrupt and aggressive manner.” The subject, Ricky Wooten, WM, 58, 5’10″, 170 pounds, brn/hazel, had a visible bulge in his left front pocket. According to reports, he has allegedly made threats against law enforcement officers in the past, so Vickery searched him and found a loaded and chambered .22 caliber pistol in his pocket. He also found a vial of a yellow liquid which Wooten claimed was testosterone. He was taken into custody for illegal carry of a firearm and transported to ACDC.

June 19 – Z.W. Crane received a telephone report of a stolen mailbox from 1211 White Road. The loss was estimated at $40.

June 19 – S.S. Barnes responded to 100 Evelyn Lane, Lot 5 where several witnesses reported that Steven Beacham, WM, 33, 6′, 200 pounds, had forced his way into the residence, which he later claimed to be living in and then left in a black SUV with another man known as Ant and a female and male in the back seat.

While on the scene Barnes was notified that the vehicle had been located at a nearby gas station, and that it was entered in NCIC as stolen in Anderson County. The driver, Ant Anthony Cruz Keller was taken into custody by Deputy K. Lollis. He was also wanted on an active warrant in Anderson county. He was found to be in possession of meth and an antique gun. Both men were transported to ACDC and served with warrants.


June 18 – Deputies J.J. Pearson and T.K. Cook responded to a report of a drowning at 152 Pisgah Rd. where they found twin three year old boys unresponsive and without a pulse on the side of a swimming pool. The deputies, including M.D. Creamer, took over CPR efforts begun by the parents, but they were unsuccessful in reviving the children. The owner of the home informed the deputies that the Marcengill family had been visiting, and that the daughter had told them that the boys were under water. Neither child could be revived.