Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
June 9 – Officer J. Sparks responded to 217 Williamston Ct. where Blake Christopher Fowler, 19, 269 Southern Rd., Belton reported receiving threats by telephone. According to reports, the threats were made by an ex boyfriend of Fowler’s girlfriend Samantha Wood. The named suspect left a message stating he was going to kill the victim, the victim’s girlfriend and then himself. A complaint withdrawal form was filed by Fowler stating he did not wish to pursue charges.
June 10 – Officers responded to 110 Lakeview Dr., Williamston where Robby Hawkins reported a suspicious vehicle. According to reports a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox was located at the corner of his property. According to reports, the vehicle was involved in a chase that started in Greenville County by the Highway Patrol and Anderson County became involved. The vehicle had front end damage from a wreck that occurred during the chase, but SCHP nor Anderson County sheriff’s deputies were able to determine where or who was behind the vehicle at the time of the collision. The vehicle had a paper tag and was reported stolen out of Anderson City. The vin came back to Jerry Von Peeler, 603 Laurel Creek Dr., Anderson. The owner’s wife was contacted by Anderson Police Department and Williamston PD was asked to recover the vehicle for them. D. R. Hart investigated.
June 19 – Officer investigated an incident at 7 Ridley Street in which a propane tank was on fire. According to reports, Fire Chief Steve Ellison stated several bystanders stated they heard gunshots in the area. A neighbor also stated he heard someone shooting a shotgun in the woods where the propane tank was on fire. D. Vickery investigated.
June 19 – Linda Swilling, 72, 104 Palemoon Dr., Pelzer reported a 2007 Jeep Commando had been stolen. The victim’s son Nicholas Swilling, who was using the vehicle, stated that while he was taking a nap at a friend’s house, someone came into the yard and drove away in the vehicle without his permission. The friend, Kelley Townsend stated that several hours later she was contacted by a friend who told her another friend had possession of the vehicle and had gotten it from a Jamie Nabors. The vehicle was returned to the Townsend house by one of the friends. A HP laptop computer, a baseball bat and clothing were reported missing from the vehicle. Officers were to contact Judge Lollis to obtain an arrest warrant for Nabors for unlawful use of a vehicle without owner’s consent. R. Drennon investigated.
June 18 – Officers were dispatched to 32 Ridge Court in regards to a domestic disturbance. According to reports, Kelsey Elizabeth Hayner reported her brother assaulted her during a verbal altercation. She stated he punched her in the face, picked her up and threw her on the floor. The brother had been out of needed medication for five days. Though charges were being filed, the judge would not issue a warrant because the brother was not competent to stand trial and would not issue one unless there was paperwork providing a mental evaluation of the offender. Both the victim and the offender were transported to AnMed. Officer C. Parker, Detective L. B. Culbertson investigated.
A followup report on June 22 states that the brother, Jason Lee Vickery, 32, 361 Crawford Dr., Williamston was released from AnMed and was arrested by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office later for trespassing after notice. Judge Lollis approved an arrest warrant for Vickery in connection with the June 18 assault and the warrant was served to Vickery at the ACDC.
June 18 – Jerl Lynn Dickerson, 31, 5 Crossbill Dr., Simpsonville was arrested on a probation violation as the result of an investigation of a stolen vehicle that was located at 115 Middleton Blvd. in Williamston. According to reports, Sergeant Mulz was investigating the vehicle which was reported stolen out of Greenville County and requested assistance to make contact with the two suspicious subjects that were seen near the vehicle and the apartment building. During the investigation, two people fitting the description of persons seen near the vehicle were located in an apartment. Dickerson was arrested for the outstanding warrant and transported to ACDC without incident. Judge Lollis was contacted about possible warrants in connection with the stolen vehicle, but the request was denied because the suspects were not seen in the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder valued at $8,000, was towed by Main St. Motors. A SCDC hat with embroidered badge and a SCDC outer ballistic vest were found in the vehicle.
June 17 – Stella Shannon Bellue, 42, 612 N. Hamilton St., Williamston reported a bike with orange and black accents stolen from the residence. The bike was valued at $20. Sgt. Mulz investigated.
June 16 – William Christopher Guthrie, 30, 611 S. Hamilton St., Williamston reported brakeline cut on two vehicles. Reports state Guthrie observed an unidentified vehicle departing his yard and gave chase into the Pelzer area but lost it. The vehicle he chased was described as a reddish color, possibly a Toyota Camry. M. B. Jackson investigated.
June 16 – Carina Ciera, 20 , 108 Windward Park Ct., Greer was arrested and issued tickets for driving under suspension and no proof of insurance after a gray Honda DX was observed on East Main St., with a tag not displayed properly. The license plate was suspended due to cancellation of insurance. A warning ticket was issued for the vehicle license violation. D. R. Hart investigated.
June 18 – Kelsey Elizabeth Hayner, 28, 32 Ridge Ct., Williamston reported prescription medication missing. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.