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Two area 7-Elevens robbed early Tuesday

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a woman with a “No Regrets” tattoo on her neck who was involved in the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Powdersville early Tuesday morning. According to reports the woman entered the store around 4 a.m., told the clerk she had a gun in her jacket pocket and demanded money.

The woman left in a white Jeep with an undisclosed amount of cash. The store is located on Hwy. 153. No weapon was seen and no shots were fired. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400 or Andeson County Crimestopers at 888-274-6372.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a similar incident that also happened August 2, around 1:00 am. According to reports, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun.

Easley man fatally shot during standoff

rsz_standoffffatalresAn Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy fatally shot a man Tuesday as officers attempted to serve a probation violation warrant in the Wren community. Jeffrey Allen Morris, 44, of Mountain Springs Road was shot when he raised a gun at a deputy after about an hour standoff with deputies. He was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and died a few hours later.

According to reports, Morris had a rifle or long gun and was at a standoff with deputies when negotiations fell apart. The deputy’s name has not been made public. The shooting is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the theft of two pit bull dogs, several incidents involving car tags and recoved a vehicle. Among incidents investigated were the following:

 Aug. 2 – Williamston officers were dispatched in reference to an unknown vehicle parked in a driveway. Thomas Albert Belk, 59, 11 Bruce St., Williamston reported the vehicle, in his driveway. According to reports the tan 1989 Honda Accord belonged to Margaret Helen Feasey of Rutherfordton, NC and had not been reported stolen. The tag on the vehicle however was reported stolen on July 4 by a Belton resident. The vehicle was towed for safe keeping. E. Bonnett, M. Beeman investigated.

Asks help in ID of robbery suspect

RFI_Armed Robber_7-11   Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking help in identifying a robbery suspect. On August 2, 2016, around 1:00 am, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in what appears to be a Gold, Buick. The suspect also appears to have a tattoo on the right side of her neck. Investigators ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.











Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 26 – Kristen Leigh Langston, 36, 9 S. Academy St., Williamston reported a gray Mongoose 20” bike stolen. The bike was valued at $130. Z. T. Parks investigated.

July 27- Fallon Canup, 24, 12 Glenwood Ave., Wiliamston reported someone cut the screen to the rear porch window and made entrance to the residence. A cigarette butt, half a Mountain Dew and a bag of clothes were left on the porch. According to the report, the residence was previously broken into and a trash compactor and other items were stolen. E. Bonnett investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


July 29 – R.A. Sparkman was dispatched to 817 Hamlin Rd. where Ann Smith reported that two guests in her home had left during the night while she slept. The next morning, she was missing a computer, jewelry and a purse. The loss was estimated at $1250.

Dollar General armed robbery


 Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators investigating an armed robbery of the Dollar General store at 3309 Pelzer Highway, Easley. The robbery happened Friday night on Highway 8, or Easley Highway, in the Three and Twenty community According to reports the robber brandished a silver handgun and demanded the clerk give him the money from the register. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left on the store on foot. No one was hurt and no shots were fired.

Be aware of IRS scam

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office warns residents to be aware that it has received yet another report of an IRS Scam. In this latest one, the caller convinced the victim to purchase Apple iTunes Cards and provide the card information online. The suspect kept the victim on the phone, threatening to issue warrants if the victim contacted the police or hung up. Be aware that the IRS never requires payment via prepaid money cards.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 13 – Alisha Marie Hewlett, 38, 108 Edgewood Dr., Williamston reported leaving a vapor module device described as blue Snow Wolf brand with aspire tank, silver mouth piece and three green batteries at Hardees, 1520 Anderson Drive. When she called the business about it she was advised it was gone. The vapor set up was valued at $130. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the theft of a motorcycle valued at $34,000 and in a separate incident, a man at a store on Hwy. 29 shot at someone on a motorcycle.


July 23 – P.D. Marter responded to 8639 Old Greenville Hwy. Ext. where Amanda Mason reported that someone had broken into her car and stolen a purse that contained fifty dollars.

Greenville man arrested in snatch and grab incidents

Kirk Donnell BurroughsGreenville County Deputies recently arrested 54 year-old Kirk Donnell Burroughs in connection with five snatch and grabs that took place in the Greenville area between July 18, 2016 and July 19.

According to reports, in the early morning hours of July 18, 2016 Greenville County Deputies were called to the CVS Pharmacy located at 2401 E North St., Walgreens located at 6057 White horse Rd., Wal-Mart located at 1451 Woodruff Rd., McDonalds located at 3618 Pelham Rd., and the Corner Mart gas station located at 1330 E. Lee Rd. in reference to a heavy-set black male suspect

Piedmont man arrested on auto theft, drug charges

rsz_shannon_charlie_gillespie_sr_photoShannon Charlie Gillespie, 44, of Piedmont has been served with three outstanding warrants including possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, and trafficking in methamphetamine after fleeing from authorities and later being found with the help of a K-9 unit.

According to reports, on July 16 Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3300 Abbeville Highway in Anderson in reference to a stolen vehicle that had been spotted by the owner. The vehicle pulled into the Stop-a-Minit at that location but the suspect, later identified as Gillespie, fled on foot into the nearby woods on Beckman Drive.

Piedmont resident sentenced in mail theft

Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that Tracy Lynn Albertson, age 43, of Piedmont, was recently sentenced in federal court in Anderson, for conspiracy to commit fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain of Anderson sentenced Albertson to 57 months imprisonment and ordered her to pay over $11,000 in restitution.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 6 – Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle at 600 Parker St.. The blue-green Pontiac was unoccupied and had several gas/fuel jugs in the vehicle. The vehicle tag was registered to another vehicle. Neither the vehicle nor the tag had been reported stolen. The tag was removed from the vehicle and the vehicle was towed. M. Roberts investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Sheriff’s office investigates five incidents


The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office only reported investigating five incdents last week in the Piedmont, Pelzer and Williamston area and none in the Easley part of the county. Among incidents reported were the following:




July 16 – D.J. Petiit received a telephone report from Donna Madden, of 257 Hardwood Rd. that someone had stolen her Better Homes patio furniture, valued at $500.

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