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Police investigate graffiti incident at Palmetto High

The Williamston Police Department is investigating a vandalism incident in which graffiti was spray painted on outside walls, sidewalk and doors at Palmetto High School and other nearby businesses on Hamilton Street.
According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, the incident in not gang related but appears to be anti-establishment and anti-God. Chief Taylor said the suspect is believed to be a student.
In addition to several places at the school, graffiti was spray painted on a bus at Palmetto High as well as Unity Mortuary and the Stop-n-Go located on Hamilton Street, approximately 1/4 mile from the school.
Police investigators do have video of the suspect, Taylor said.
Taylor said the incident is the first graffiti miscellaneous damage report the department has had in awhile.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 20 – Officers were dispatched to 4 River Drive in reference to a domestic dispute. Information in the reports was lengthy however no arrest was made. The incident remains under investigation. B. K. Creel investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 8 – Deborah Ann Martin, 61, 134 Whippoorwill Rd., Pelzer was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after officers received a call about a hit and run incident in which a fire hydrant on North Hamilton St. was damaged. According to reports, there was a piece of a green truck at the scene and the hydrant was completely disconnected from the pipe. Damage was estimated at $12,000. After checking with local towing services on the rotation list, it was found that a truck had been towed from

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:
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Feb. 10 – R.T. Duncan responded to the WalMart store at 11410 Anderson Rd., where he apprehended Vinson Jordan, WM, 44, 6’1″, 156 pounds, black/brn, of Easley. Jordan had two Batman watches concealed on his person, and he was issued a citation for shoplifting.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Report Number 2
Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Jan. 31 – Kristi Lee Evatt Moore, 37, 13 Calhoun St, Williamston was placed on trespass notice for Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williams after officers were dispatched to the store. Evatt-Moore was listed as missing through the Anderson City Police Dept. and after notifying ACPD she was no longer missing she was removed from NCIC. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated the following incidents:
Jan. 29 – Karen Weaver Tomkins, 57, 117 Dickerson Rd., Williamston reported items taken from 517 Gossett Drive. Forced entry was gained through the back door causing damage. A lock on a building in the back was also pried open. Missing items included fishing equipment, tools, several pieces of furniture and collectable Pepsi items. The incident remains under investigation. B. K. Creel investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Andeson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the follwoing incidents:
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Feb. 4 – K.P. McAlister responded to the Pelzer Food Mart at 7001 Hwy. 29 N where the clerk, Karen Morales, reported that a white male, 30-39 years old, 5’6″, 180 pounds, name withheld by the ACSO, had entered the store and said he was going to destroy it so that his girlfriend, who works there, would get fired. He then proceeded to smash a glass display and fled the store. Nitinkumar Patel,the store owner, pressed charges for the damage, which was estimated at $500. The suspect could not be located, and the case was presented to a magistrate for a warrant.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incident:
UPDATE – A wanted suspect ,James Thaddeus Robinson, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, January 24.  He was seen about 3:50am that morning in a red Ford Fusion on E. River Street in Anderson.  The vehicle displayed an improper tag.  Deputies attempted a traffic stop but Robinson fled the scene. 

Hamlin Road shooting remains under investigation

By Stan Welch

A Hamlin Road resident is currently in custody at the Anderson County Detention Center for her role in the shooting death of Jerry Wayne Sanders, Jr. last Saturday evening.

Debra Lynne Sheridan, 50, may face charges of homicide as a result of her shooting of Sanders. Newly installed Sheriff Chad McBride and Solicitor David Wagner met Tuesday to consider whether Sheridan’s claim of self defense met the legal requirements of South Carolina’s castle doctrine.

Williamston police report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Jan. 17 – Elizabeth Ann Smith, 32, 308 Camillia Dr., Williamston was arrested for disorderly conduct after officers responded to Cash Advance/Laundromat parking lot on Greenville Drive in reference to an alleged drunk driver in a white F-150 truck. According to reports, Smith was observed inside the laundromat where she appeared intoxicated and officers observed what appeared to be a bottle of alcohol with a broken seal. Smith was issued a citation and advised of her court date and fine. M. Roberts, E Bonnett investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

A wanted suspect, James Thaddeus Robinson, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, January 24.  He was seen about 3:50am that morning in a red Ford Fusion on E. River Street in Anderson.  The vehicle displayed an improper tag.  Deputies attempted a traffic stop but Robinson fled the scene.  The pursuit ended about 30 minutes later on Trail Road at Wilson Road outside of Belton, after the suspect’s vehicle struck a curb causing a tire to flatten.  Robinson was taken into custody without incident.  He was booked into the Anderson County Detention Center just after 5:00am and served with two outstanding warrants for Grand Larceny.  Charges are also pending for failure to stop and possession of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle Robinson was driving at the time of the pursuit was reported as stolen from Greer.

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Jan. 20 – P.D. Marter met with Kim Sullivan at her home at 2523 River Road where she reported that both her vehicles had been entered and ransacked. Two debit cards and a variety of CDs was taken. The loss was estimated at $150.

Former Greenville Postmaster pleads guilty in fraud scheme

A formerly Greenville County Postmaster and a co-conspirator in a publishing investment fraud scheme recently pled guilty in federal court in Greenville.

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Patricia G. Sullivan, 66, and Sharon D. Johnson, 50, both of Columbia, pled guilty to a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks of Charleston accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Two plead guilty to federal drug charges

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Tony Raymond Ouzts, age 47, and Daniel Neil Alexander, age 49, of Hull, Georgia, and Anderson, South Carolina, respectively, recently pled guilty in federal court in Greenville to drug related charges. Ouzts pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924.

Alexander pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846. United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks of Charleston accepted the plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Jan. 10 – Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which a black male wearing a large brown coat, blue jeans and black hat entered the store and took chips, a drink and 2 frozen dinners valued at $11. The suspect left in a black Honda Civic tag #LYY676. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies continued what has become routine reporting of incidents being investigated. The Sheriff’s office reported only seven incidents in the Journal readership area this week. Among incident reports made available were the following:

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Jan. 17 – R.G. Alexander received a telephone complaint from Alan Hardin, of Hardin Contractors, that someone had stolen sixty sheets of plywood from a job site at 416 St. Paul Rd. The loss was estimated at $800.

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