Williamston police report busy period


Williamston Police Officer investigated a shooting incident on West Main Street recently in which one person was arrested and several burglary incidents including one in which items valued over $17,000 were stolen.

Among incidents reported were:

Aug. 16 – Officers responded to 108 Mahaffey St. where a neighbor reported seeing two males go into the house. One was described as a white male with brown hair, white shirt, cargo pants and a black mask. The other was described as either Hispanic or Asian male wearing a white t-shirt, cargo pants and a black mask. A black Mitsubishis sedan driven by a dark headed female was also seen at the driveway at 112 Mahaffey. Several things were moved from inside the garage at 108 Mahaffey to the driveway. The incident remains under investigation.
Aug. 16 – Jennifer Dawn Gosnell, 44, 19 Parker St. reported a red 20 inch bicycle stolen from the property. The bike was valued at $50. D. R. Hart investigated.
Aug. 15 – Officer D. Vickery was dispatched to 16 E. 1st St. in reference to a domestic disturbance involving Sharon Lynn Shaw and Crystal Lee Maness. Neither party wanted to press charges.

Aug. 14 – Officers investigated a burglary at 108 Mahaffey Rd., Williamston in which items valued at $17,120 was taken. According to reports the house was being used to store items and being renovated. Forced entry was gained through a door that entered from the garage. On the day of the incident, Brad Dalton reported noticing items missing from the residence and damage to the door that allows entry from the garage. Missing items include a white Nintendo Wii U valued at $200, white Nintendo Wii U valued at $200, black playstation (3 or 4) valued at $100, 18” or 20” TV with built in DVD valued at $50, 48” TV valued at $400, red skilsaw valued at $20, toolbox with misc. tools valued at $100. Missing from outside the residence were a green John Deere Pro Gator, two seater with storage bed valued at $12,000, a black two axle trailer with black frame and wood floor valued at $3,500.
On Aug. 14, officers were dispatched to 305 West Main St. in reference to a man with a gun and an armed robbery. John Joel Matherly, 37, 106 Bent Bridge Rd., Greenville was arrested for unlawful carrying of a pistol and discharging a firearm in the city limits.
Aug. 13 – Sherry Phillips, 59, 224 Mauldin St., reported prescription medication taken from the residence.
Aug. 11 – Shannon Lee Kay, 38, 505 Gossett Dr., Williamston was arrested for driving under suspension and habitual offender after officers stopped a gold color Chevrolet Avalanche on West Main St. According to reports, the vehicle was involved in an incident in which trash was thrown from a trailer pulled by the truck into the dumpster at the Haven of Rest on West Main St. Kay was transported to ACDC without incident. D. R. Hart investigated.

Aug. 8 – Officers investigated a domestic incident in Mineral Spring Park in which a 54 year old female was kicked by her 31 year old nephew during a visitation with an eight year old. The victim did not press charges but wanted the incident documented for family court.
Aug. 8 – Jeffery Jennings, Jennings Mechanical, 607 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a temporary storage building at 2 Hospital St., broken into. Forced entry was gained by cutting two padlocks. A Dewalt pressure washer valued at $400 and a handheld Acetylene Torch valued at $350 was taken. The locks were valued at $40. Reporting officer was PTL/SRO G. S. Hawkins.

Aug. 8 – Sgt. L. E. Mulz assisted Belton PD with a search of a female suspect on O’Neal St. in Belton. Reports state drug paraphernalia and open liquor bottles were found in the vehicle. No illegal items were located on the suspect.