Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 25 – Officers were dispatched to Sav Way, 309 E. Main St., in reference to narcotics being found in the store. According to reports, two clerks reported a customer they had not seen before removed money from his pocket to pay for gas and dropped what appeared to be a baggie of methamphetamine on the counter. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated
Feb. 26 – Cash Time Inc., 8 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported that on Feb. 18, a named suspect presented a check drawn on the Palmetto State Bank in the amount of $1,425 for cashing. On Feb. 26, Cash Time was notified that the check from Taylor Automotive in Gray Court was drawn on a closed account. The owner of Taylor Automotive was contacted and told officers than an unknown person had removed several business checks from his mail box, made copies and were receiving money from across Greenville and Anderson County. Fountain Inn Police Department had been contacted. Information on the incident was being presented to Judge Lollis for warrants. Det. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Feb. 27 – Judge Lollis approved a warrant for forgery for Misty R. Boyter, 39, 305 Club Rd., Williamston in connection with a counterfeiting incident reported at Cash Time Inc. , 8 Greenville Dr., Williamston on Feb. 26.
Feb. 27 – Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which a white male ran out of the store after he was approached for shoplifting. The suspect paid for a drink but the store’s security anti-theft was activated as he attempted to exit the front door. The store manager asked the suspect to empty the contents of his jacket where he had concealed a pack of AAA Everready batteries and a Wireless Gear Sync & Charge cable. The items were valued at $16. The suspect was identified as a white male with glasses, a black jacket, green army pants, black baseball cap and green army type backpack. The incident remains under investigation by Det. L. B. Culbertson. C. Parker investigated.
Feb. 27 – Cash Time Inc. 8 Greenville Drive, Williamston reported a counterfeiting incident on Feb. 19 in which a named suspect presented a check drawn on BB&T Bank in the amount of $482. On Feb. 27, Cash Time was notified by the bank that the check was a forgery. Reports state the suspect, Austin Lee Deland, 27, 709 ONeal St., Belton has been a customer for past several months and routinely cashes his pay checks at the business. When contacted, the manager of Saluda Valley Country Club, on which the check was drawn, stated Deland had worked for the SVCC until the first part of January, 2020 when he was terminated. The last pay check issued to Deland was Jan. 16 in the amount of $284.43 and Deland was not owed any further amounts. The information was being presented to Judge Lollis for warrants. Det. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Mar. 2 – Judge Lollis approved a warrant for Austin Lee Deland, 27, 709 ONeal St., Belton in connection with a forgery incident reported Feb. 27 at Cash Time Inc., 8 Greenville Drive, Williamston.
Feb. 29 – Two people were arrested for outstanding warrants at 2 E. Third St., in Williamston. Dara Garrett was arrested for an outstanding warrant with the Williamston Police Department.
James Clyde Collins, 32, 201 Pineland Meadows, Anderson was arrested for several outstanding warrants with the Fountain Inn Police Department. A black sports car parked in the street also had a tag that was reported stolen in Anderson County.
Collins admitted the car belonged to him and someone gave him the tag, but he did not know where it came from. He was also charged with receiving stolen goods. Both were transported to ACDC without incident. R. Drennon investigated with the assistance of Lt. S. Stoller of the West Pelzer Police Department.
Mar. 1 – Joe Ann Rosshirt, 64, 3 W. 5th St., Williamston reported a wheelbarrow missing. The wheelbarrow is green and has four wheels. It was valued at $200. D. R. Hart investigated.