Category Archives: Crime

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents last week:

Nov. 17 – Larry Lee Edmonds, 50, 12 1st St. Williamston was arrested for assault and battery 3rd after an incident in which he was arguing with a neighbor and according to reports, threw a piece of a log at the victim, Linda Daniels, 65, of Okeechobie Fl. The incident happended at 8 E 1st St., Williamston, striking her in the side. G. Cremer, R. Drennon investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Nov. 14 – P.C. Henry received a telephone complaint from Laverne Spohr, of 8 Trayvon Court, who stated that as she was at home at the time, she saw a white male, approximately 20-25 years old, run into her yard and steal her son’s leaf blower before fleeing in a full sized gray Chevy truck. The loss was estimated at $250.

Nov. 14 – D.A. Hammond received a complaint at the ACSO front desk from Michael Rigdon, of 1934 Sitton Hill Rd., that someone had stolen at least two checks from his mailbox. He was instructed to contact the U.S. Postal Service.

Wilson relatives plead guilty to obstruction charges

Two relatives of convicted Ponzi schemer Ron Wilson pled guilty Thursday to federal obstruction charges after misleading investigators about hidden assets related to the investigation of Atlantic Bullion and Coin.

Wilson’s estranged wife, Cassandra Kendall Wilson, age 66, of Woodruff and brother Timothy L. Wilson, age 60, of Martin, Tennessee, both pled guilty Thursday in federal court in Greenville, to conspiracy to obstruct justice, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Greenville accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Williams sentenced to 3 life terms in Pelzer triple homicide

Williams murder plea 9 res

Jared Michael Williams was sentenced to three consecutive life terms Thursday after he pled guilty in Anderson General Sessions Court to charges related to the Pelzer shooting incident in March in which three people were killed.

Williams pled quilty to three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, grand larceny, carjacking and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The Honorable Letitia Verdin sentenced Williams to sever three consecutive life terms.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Nov. 7 – A.F. Acevedos was dispatched to 203 Santee Dr. where he informed Diane Murphy that her stolen license plate had been recovered by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. She was surprised to learn it had been stolen, and recovered from an abandoned stolen vehicle.

Nov. 7 – C.P. Huff responded to 4544 Hwy. 81 where Samantha Clark reported that someone had broken into her car and stolen her purse. They later used a credit card that was in the purse. The loss was estimated at $312.

Williamston Police ask help with suspect ID


On the date of Nov. 4,  a white female presented a SC ID belonging to Crystal Leigh Stine with a check drawn on First Citizens Bank account of J T Logistics GSP, INC. for the amount of $1387.10. The check was discovered to be stolen. A picture of the female is included below and is believed to be Crystal Stine. Stine is wanted on an outstanding warrant in Pickens County. Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marseee warns area businesses, if she is encountered, to not accept any financial instruments and call 911.

Piedmont man arrested in connection with stabbing death of mother

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Adam Ali Valipour, 32 in connection with the stabbing of his mother multiple times, resulting in her death. The incident happened Sunday night at 6:15 p.m. at 17 Willimon Drive in Piedmont.

According to reports, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls in the area of Old Grove Road and Rockvale Drive regarding a white male with no clothing who appeared to have blood on him and was in possession of a knife.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents between Oct. 16 and Oct. 25:

Oct. 16 – Williamston Police Officers investigated a dog bite incident in Mineral Spring Park. According to reports the complainant’s son was bitten by what she described as a lavender pit bull. A phone number was obtained from the dog’s owner and a photograph taken of the dog’s rabies tag which was dated 2009. Officers attempted to contact the number and spoke with a rude female who refused to cooperate with questions. The child was taken to the emergency room. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Deputies ask help in locating truck, ATV stolen in Pelzer

Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck tag FRM426 reported stolen from 18 Front St. in Pelzer on Oct. 23. The blue and white pickup had a white 2012 Honda TRS 450R ATV in the bed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Erik Russell at 260-1065 or email

Deputies investigate thefts, breakins

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated thefts, break-ins and other indicents across the area. Among incidents investigated were the following:


Oct. 23 – A 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck tag FRM426 was reported stolen from 18 Front St. in Pelzer. The blue and white pickup had a white 2012 Honda TRS 450R ATV in the bed. E. Russell investigted.

Nov. 2 – S. Dunlap responded to 403 Guthrie Grove Church Rd. to the Guthrie Grove Church of God where Deacon Thompson Smith, Jr. reported that three air conditioning units had been vandalized and copper stolen. The loss was estimated at $160.

Vigilant neighbor helps thwart burglary

Coleman, Leroy James (photo)Hundley, Rachael Elizibeth (photo)

Two people were arrested Friday, (Oct. 31) after Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to an in-progress burglary on Dean Springs Road in Belton by an alert neighbor. According to reports, after contacting the homeowner and verifying that no one was supposed to be at the home, the neighbor called 911 and reported that a red Toyota Tacoma had pulled up behind his neighbor’s house and two individuals had entered the residence.

BHP Chain Crew member arrested for incident involving minors

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have sereved Daniel Adam Bell, WM, age 52, of Honea Path, with three warrants for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

According to reports, Bell agreed to meet three teenage females in the early morning hours of September 29, 2014 and provide them with marijuana. After picking up the girls, who “snuck out” for the evening, Bell instead drove the girls to the river near Holliday Dam Road and encouraged them to join him while skinny dipping.

On October 23, 2014, Bell was served with the warrants while incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center, where he was being held for Failure to Appear after release for a misdemeanor. His bond has been set at $20,000.

Hit and run driver arrested again

The man who was arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run on Hyw. 86 in Piedmont last week was involved in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Jason Yeargin, 33, bonded out of jail in connection with the fatal Hwy. 86 crash then wrecked his motorcycle on Sunday. Troopers said Yeargin was the only one involved in the wreck. After being released from the hospital, he was taken to the Anderson County Detention Center facing charges of driving under the influence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating a vehicle that was not registered.

Motorcycle accident Hurricane Creek Road

Counterfeit $20 bills being passed

Captain Kevin Marsee of the Williamston Police Department is warning area businesses that counterfeit $20 bills are being passed in the area. Marsee warns that when taking in several $20s at one time, business should look at the serial numbers of the bills to make sure that they all do not contain the same serial number.

“Also we highly recommend that you use a detection device such as a pen or other scanning device,” he said. Businesses should especially be on the lookout for $20 bills with serial #s 66657273G, 61348302A, and 53704657D.

Custom grill recovered from scrapyard

A custom-made grill/smoker taken from Poinsettia Court in Easley recently has been recovered. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the item was recovered from a local scrapyard.

“It was found in good condition and has been returned to the owner.,” according to Anderson County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Sheila Cole. “The Sheriff’s Office does have a suspect in the case and warrants are pending against the individual.”

Cole said the Sheriff’s Office offers thanks to the citizens of Anderson County and the media for their assistance in the case.

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