Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

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Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

July 1 – J.K. Vickery was dispatched to 3104 Hwy. 153 where Brent Suber, of Greenville, reported that his car had been stolen by a homeless man and his girlfriend who he had given a ride to the motel at that location. The vehicle was located in Georgia, where it had been wrecked and totaled.

July 4 – D.McQueen was dispatched to 104 Powdersville Road where Buddy Kelly reported that a friend, name and description withheld by ACSO, had come by for the first time in months, due to a prior argument between the two men. They had a few beers and Kelly said he laid down on the couch for a brief nap. When he awoke, he said his truck, his phone, his wallet were all gone, and so was his friend.

PELZER

July 3 – D.J. Petit responded to 110 Lockaby Rd. where John Mize stated that an employee of his landscaping company, Daniel Hambrick, WM, 30 6′, 172 pounds, had taken a number of power tools in a dispute over a vehicle. The tools were valued at $1615. Upon making contact with Hambrick, Hambrick admitted taking the tools to a location in Georgia, where he planned to leave them until the dispute was settled or he sold them to get his money. He refused to cooperate and was placed under arrest for breach of trust.

PIEDMONT

July 1 – R.A. Sparkman responded to the SavWay on Hwy. 86 where a store employee reported that someone in a silver Taurus had driven off, failing to pay for twenty dollars worth of gas.

July 2 – J.K. Vickery was on patrol near the area of Hwy. 86 and Old River Road when he observed a car known to frequent a high drug area. Upon seeing Vickery turn around, the car fled, making an illegal turn and pulling into the O’Reilly Auto Parts store. The driver, Ronald Sterling, WM, 53, 5’8″, 165 pounds, black/green refused permission to search but then admitted having just one pill in his pocket. The pill, hydrocodone, is a controlled substance and Sterling was placed under arrest. A search of his vehicle revealed a small amount of meth, which he said he used due to a tragic personal reason. He was transported to ACDC.

July 2 – R.T. Duncan responded to 125 Cool Meadows Rd. where Phyllis Bray reported that the neighbor, Jeffrey Smith, WM, 45, 6′, 165 pounds, had entered her garage and gone through both her cars, leaving the doors open and several items scattered about. When she confronted him, she said he claimed the cars were his and demanded to know what they were doing in her garage. She said she was fearful and called 911. Following an investigation, and a conversation with Smith and his son, who said his father was doing meth and acting strange, Duncan placed Smith under arrest.

July 3- R.T. Duncan was dispatched to the area of Osteen Hill Rd. in reference to suspicious activity and a possible larceny. He was advised en route that someone was following a black moped with a white male and white female on it. The person following said they had seen the two removing items from a vacant house across from theirs and followed them when they left.

Duncan encountered the moped and stopped it. The witnesses in the following vehicle approached and handed Duncan a baggie with a white crystalline material in it. They said the two moped riders had been throwing baggies to the roadside, and they had stopped and gotten this one. A search along the roadside revealed several more baggies and Johnny King, WM, 40, 5’9″, 170 pounds, brn/hazel, of Pelzer and Jennifer Friedline, WF, 33, 5’4″, of Greer, were placed under arrest for possession of meth with the intent to distribute.

July 4 – R.T. Duncan responded to the Best Western at 70 Kaylyn’s Way where Ralf Garner of Albertville, AL reported his laptop stolen and used to access credit cards resulting in $3000 in purchases.

July 4 – C.P. Huff responded to 290 Southern Oaks Dr. where Terry Gregory reported the theft of a yellow Champion generator valued at $700.

July 5 – C.P. Huff responded to 114 Arthur Dr. where Crystal Thompson reported that someone entered her vehicle and stole cigarettes and cash valued at $50.