Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Mar. 22 – James Henry Mills, Jr., 18, 2606 Amity Rd., Belton was arrested for simple possession of marijuana after officers observed three males in a parked car at Brookdale Park off Crescent Drive in Williamston. According to reports Mills had small baggies of marijuana hanging out of his left pocket. There were also several empty baggies and empty cigarillo packs in the vehicle. A passenger in the
vehicle, Jonathan Chase Gayler, 19, 516 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont, admitted using the cigarillos for smoking marijuana. Gayler was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The third individual, (assumed to be a juvenile), was turned over to his mother. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Mar. 23 – While on routine patrol on Anderson Drive, Sgt. L. E. Mulz observed a rabbit in the middle of the roadway which had apparently been struck by a vehicle and was still alive. The rabbit was taken to a wooded area away from the public and was euthanized.
Mar. 24 – David Rogers of Town of Williamston reported a water meter tampered with and a lock being cut off the meter at 7 East First St. Damage was $150. Duke Energy was also notified that a power cord was run from the meter located a 11 East First St. to the residence at 7 East First St. Z. T. Parks investigated.
Mar. 25 – Charles Frederick Wright, 33, 1418 Old Georgia Rd,. Pelzer was arrested after officers responded to Depot Road to assist West Pelzer officer C. Brewer. According to reports, Brewer was chasing a white male in an orange shirt throught the woods heading toward the Masonic lodge. Williamston officers B. K. Creel and Officer Thompson observed the suspect emerge from the woods and officers gave chase on foot, apprehending him. Anderson County sheriff’s deputies and K-9 unit also assisted Brewer.
Mar. 26 – Officers responded to Mineral Spring Park in reference to a vandalism incident in which two witnesses stated they heard a loud popping noise followed by what sounded like air leaving a tire. They then observed two males run from the truck and enter a blusih gray Toyota pickup truck. The owner of the damaged vehicle, Austin Wayne Dixon, 18, 116 Talley Ct., Simpsonville reported two tires slashed. The tires were valued at $1000.
Mar. 27 – Officers responded to 215 Mauldin St., in reference to a dog complaint. According to reports, the complainant Linda Elgin Foster, 70, of the residence, advised that the dog, a large dark colored pit bull belongs to her grandson who does not care for it. The dog had also been involved in other incidents including running at large, being aggressive to neighbors and children and toward officers. One incident resulted in the dog being shot after it cornered officers on the front porch at the incident location and attempted to attack officers. Animal control was notified to take possession of the dog. S. M. Kay, R. Drennon investigated.
Mar. 27 – Johnny Ray Patterson, Jr., 32, 300 H I Taylor Rd., Williamston was arrested for littering after officers received a complaint of someone unlawfully dumping a tire in the Haven of Rest dumpster at 529 W. Main St., Williamston. Video at the location showed the suspect in a black Cadillac Escapade. After a BOLO was put out through central dispatch, Officer Drennon was notified that the driver of a vehicle matching the description was arrested on unrelated charges and was in the Anderson County Detention Center (ACDC). While talking with officers about the incident, Patterson claimed a female in the vehicle put the tires out and that he left them as a donation. Patterson was issued a UTT for the incident and provided with a court date. S. M. Kay investigated.
Mar. 28 – Halston Clae Thompson, 26, 1205 S. Academy St,. Williamston reported unknown suspects had forced open a door to a storage building located behind a residence at 1205 South Academy Street Extension. Damage was estimated at $10. It was not clear if items were taken as the owner was out of town. F. Eugene investigated
Mar. 28 – Phillip Marshall Hughey, 29, 2 W 4th St., Williamston was arrested for assault and battery after officers responded to 2 W 4th St. in reference to an assault. According to reports, April Hufflin, 203 Williams St., Ext,. Williamston stated Hughey called her over to his residence and became upset about a contact on social media on her phone. Reports state Hughey hit her on the left side of her head/face with his open hand. Hughey told officers Hufflin had hit him but there was no indication observed by officers. F. Eugene investigated.
Mar. 29 – Deismond B. Wesley, 42, 20 Morrings Dr., Williamston was arrested for driving under suspension 3rd after officers observed him in a gold Ford Explorer driving east bound on Williams St. According to reports officers did know that Wesley’s drivers license was suspended for Failure to Maintain Insurance as of Mar. 21, 2017. He was arrested and transported to ACDC without incident. K. Anthony investigated.
Mar. 30 – Officer B. K. Creel reported vandalism to barricades that were placed at the intersection of Tripp St. and Mattison St. due to erosion issues on Mattison St. Damage was estimated at $1000.
Mar. 30 – Palmetto High Athletic Director Doug Shaw reported vandalism at the softball field in which two large Mustang horseshoes were broken, a metal door handle was unscrewed and bent in an attempt to pry open the door to the concession stand. There was broken glass on the field at home plate. Damage was estimated at $500. J. Sargent investigated.
Apr. 1 – Charles Anthony Emming, 49, 813 Mayfield School Road, Lot 4 Belton was arrested for public disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Ave. in reference to an intoxicated white male causing a scene in the store. After exiting the store with officers, it was found that he had an open container of Bud Light in his wife’s car in the parking lot. B. K Creel investigated.
Apr. 1 – William Edward Smith, 23, 224 Mauldin St., Williamston was arrested for criminal domestic violence following a 911 call and altercation in which an attempt by the suspect to get a phone from the victim, the victim’s shirt was torn and her neck was slightly red. The phone was broken. Smith was arrested and transported to jail without incident. Anderson County Family Court was listed as reporting officer.