Williamston police officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 7 – Tyson Uland Alexander, 43, 322 W Queen St,. Pendleton was arrested on drug charges after a white 2001 Mercury Grande Marquis with Alabama plates was observed on North Hamilton with an inoperable front right headlight. The vehicle was registered to a person in Gadsden AL and Alexander had a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle, two cellophane bags with a white substance were found in a cup holder on the center console of the car. Based on training, the officer believed the white powder substance was cocaine and the rock substance was crack and field testing confirmed. Alexander denied the 3.35 grams of crack cocaine was his. He did have 1.84 grams of marijuana on his person. Alexander was issued a warning for the inoperable head light and arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and driving under suspension. T. Henderson investigated.
Feb. 7 – Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which a juvenile was observed on camera picking up a cell phone charger valued at $15 and then leaving the store. A store manager reported hearing an alarm and saw a white male leaving the store, place something near the freezers outside and then reenter. The suspect is described as wearing a gray hoodie, green stocking hat and black pants. He left in a white four door vehicle. The incident remains under investigation. J. Sparks investigated.
Feb. 7 – Officer T. Henderson was at the police department when a 54 year old man approached him in reference to a found Samsung cell phone valued at $500.
Feb. 7 – Isaiah De’vonte Hubbard, 18, 101 Dudley St., Anderson reported he was robbed at gunpoint on Jehue St. Reports indicate a 13 inch Apple Mac Book valued at $1,201 was taken. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Feb. 6 – Andrew Boyter, 39, 535 Joe Black Road, Williamston reported $2,000 in damage done to his 2011 Ford F150 truck while it was parked at Parkview Apartments. The vehicle appeared to have been “keyed”, with along scratch from the passenger door to the rear of the truck and several scratches on the tail gate. D. Vickery investigated.
Feb. 6 – At approximately 9:25 am, Officer D. Vickery was dispatched to 702 Belton Highway in reference to a domestic disturbance. According to reports, a complainant stated he saw a white male and a white female in a car in the parking lot and the male had one hand around the female’s neck and the other hand around the back of her head pulling her by the hair. At 10:16 am, dispatch advised that a vehicle has struck a power pole in front of the Career Center and when officers arrived both subjects had fled. A white female was observed walking on Belton Hwy. toward Boiter Road. The female stated she was not involved in the accident and did not see anyone with the vehicle. The SC Highway Patrol did talk with someone on Coker Circle about the accident. Vickery spoke with him also, but the male and female both denied any assault happened.
Feb. 5 – Officer T. Henderson responded to Fast Fuel, 207 W. Main St., Williamston in reference to a fight in progress. When he arrived, several subjects were in the parking lot with a vehicle attempting to leave. (The vehicle and occupants were later determined to not be involved in the incident.) According to reports, four people were involved, but no one was arrested. Reports state a red Ford Ranger was at the Fast Fuel when a gray Chevy Tahoe pulled up.
A passenger in the Ranger exited and began speaking with the driver of the Ranger at the driver’s door. A passenger in the Chevy Tahoe started exchanging words with the passenger that was in the Ranger, exited and they started fighting. Another person came out of the store to separate the two who were fighting and the other male in the Tahoe got out and started fighting with him. During the fight, the subjects involved landed on a black Honda, causing blood and a small dent on the right front passenger quarter panel. The parties involved refused to give written statements and accept victim’s forms or press charges, so the incident was administratively closed.
Feb. 4 – Ronald Thomas Cape, 35, 10 Circle Dr., Williamston was arrested for criminal domestic violence/simple assault after officers were dispatched to 10 Circle Dr. in reference to a domestic violence incident. According to reports, Cape was upset and head butted a 34 year old female causing a large knot or “goose egg.” Cape was transported to ACDC. M. Jackson investigated.
Feb. 4 – Shannon Michelle H Wentzky, 49, 929 Stringer Rd., Belton was issued a summons for driving under suspension after a maroon Chevy was observed on Anderson Drive with a defective headlight. Wentzky’s license was suspended due to insurance being canceled. She was given a warning for the headlight. The vehicle was released to her daughter. J. Markeith investigated.
Feb. 3 – Dustin Andrew Wright, 27, 11 W. Carolina St. was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Greenville City (receiving stolen goods value greater than $2,000). Officer D. Hart and reserve officer E. J. Thompson responded and served the warrant. He was arrested and placed on hold for Greenville City.
Feb. 2 – D. Vickery was dispatched to 57 Woodmere Ct., in reference to a larceny. According to reports, Tommy
Richardson of Lum Properties reported a space heater, lumber and vinyl siding taken from a house under construction. Total value of the items was $750. A white truck with a burgundy driver’s side door was observed on video coming in and out of the neighborhood.
Feb. 2 – Officer T. Henderson observed a suspicious vehicle on Gray Dr. During the course of the investigation, two male juveniles were encountered and found to be in possession of an illegal substance. The substances, 1 gram of marijuana and a vape containing THC, were confiscated. The juveniles were released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Feb.; 1 – Japheth Wayne Lamar, 25, 128 Ashdown Rd., Simpsonville was arrested for unlawful carry of a firearm after officers responded to a BOLO for a white Toyota swerving and failing to maintain lane. The vehicle was observed on Anderson Drive and stopped. Lamar told officers he has a firearm in the vehicle. A loaded SigSauer P320 9mm pistol was between the driver seat and console. The pistol, along with three magazines, ammunition and black gun case were placed into evidence. Lamar was issued a warning for the traffic offense. He was arrested and transported to ACDC and an arrest warrant was being sought for unlawful carry of a firearm. He was served with the warrant at the ACDC. J. Markeith, J. Cobb investigated.
Jan. 31 – Jerry Wayne Jordan, 53, 18 Mineral Park Lane reported $700 taken from a wallet on his nightstand while he was sleeping. C. Parker investigated. During a follow-up investigation three days later, Jordan stated $600 was later recovered and his daughter and her boyfriend had taken $100 of the money to buy drugs. He declined to prosecute.