Category Archives: Crime

Two arrested in Piedmont gas station robberies

Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people in connection with a string of armed robberies in the Piedmont area early this morning (Tuesday, July 8).

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Tracy Lynn Tate, 40, and Stephen Mark Tate, 53, of Faith Drive, Greenville, are both charged with three counts of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. Stephen Tate also faces an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The husband and wife were taken into custody at the Shell station at the corner of Old Pelzer Road and Bessie Road at 8 a.m.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

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June 20 – C.P. Huff responded to 737 Cooper where Frankie Hunt reported that someone had broken into his storage shed at that location and stolen tools, auto parts, and a watercraft. The loss was estimated at $1120.

Seven arrested in prostitution round-up

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson Police Department combined forces in a prostitution round-up Thursday afternoon which resulted in seven arrests. Simultaneous entries were made by officers posing as customers in six businesses throughout the county.

The businesses are: Ivy Spa, 2510 River Road, Piedmont; Bally Spa, 2 Halter Drive, Piedmont; VIP Spa, 3145 Cinema Center Boulevard, Anderson; Spring Spa, 95 Welpine Road, Anderson; Lucky Spa, 121 East-West Parkway, Anderson; and Sun Spa, 3312 North Main Street, Anderson.

Seven arrested in prostitution round-up

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson Police Department combined forces in a prostitution round-up Thursday afternoon which resulted in seven arrests. Simultaneous entries were made by officers posing as customers in six businesses throughout the county. 

The businesses are:  Ivy Spa, 2510 River Road, Piedmont; Bally Spa, 2 Halter Drive, Piedmont; VIP Spa, 3145 Cinema Center Boulevard, Anderson; Spring Spa, 95 Welpine Road, Anderson; Lucky Spa, 121 East-West Parkway, Anderson;  and Sun Spa, 3312 North Main Street, Anderson. 

Sheriff’s Offfice seeks two with outstanding warrants

mugsThe Warrant/Civil Division of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for citizens’ assistance in locating two men with outstanding warrants. They are Tyler Scott Gurley, age 22, and Teddy Joe Cobb, age 41, both of Anderson.

Tyler Gurley’s last known address is 300 Silver Lane Circle in Anderson. He is described as a white male, 6’3″, 160 lbs. Gurley has multiple General Session bench warrants stemming from drug possession, larceny, malicious injury and burglary charges. Warrant Officers have spoken to Gurley’s family but he refuses to turn himself in.

Sign blitz begins this week

On Thursday, June 26, Anderson County Public Works employees will begin an Illegal Sign Blitz throughout t he County. Non-permitted signage will be removed from the right-of-way on county roads. Public Works will suspend operations on Thursday to put as many people as possible on the task. Signs that are removed will be stored at the White Street Convenience Center located at 2151 White Street Extension.

Beware of phone, internet scams

Involving court notices

Over the past couple of weeks, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that there are victims being contacted by telephone and being advised that they have fines for not appearing in court. They are being advised to stay on the phone and to purchase a green dot money card. Once the card is purchased, the individual on the phone asks the victim to supply them with a credit card number.

A similar scam is making the rounds on the internet by email, in which a person is notified that they must appear in court and when contacted, ask for a payment to clear up the matter.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 18 – Shamar Donnye St. John, 17, 39 Market St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding warrant with Anderson County. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

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June 20 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 226 Sitton Rd. where Peter Stevenson reported that someone had stolen a trailer valued at $2500.

Two charged in REWA carjacking incident

Two people have been charged in connection with the armed carjacking of two REWA employees on May 27. According to reports, while at 130 Lakeside Road, two REWA employees were approached by a man and woman armed with a firearm who then stole the company truck. The thieves fled the area in the stolen REWA truck which was recovered in Adnerson County shortly after the theft.

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