Category Archives: Crime

Repair company employee charged in theft from homeowner

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Justin Grey Smith, age 25, of Anderson, and charged him with Grand Larceny in connection with theft of jewelry from a county residence. According to the arrest warrant, between the dates of September 13, 2013 and October 12, 2013, Smith stole various items of jewelry from a residence on Providence Church Road in Anderson.

At the time of the theft, Smith was employed by a company which was renovating the victim’s home. Smith, who was arrested on April 8th, was being held at the Anderson County Detention Center. He was released Thursday evening on a $10,000 bond.

Sheriff warns of PCH phone scam

Anderson county Sheriff Skipper is warning homeowners of a phone scam the sheriff’s office is investigating. According to Sheriff Skipper, the caller claims that the homeowner has won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes and then asked the homeowner to send a certain amount of money in order to claim the prize. The Sheriff wants everyone to be aware that this is a scam. “It’s like your mother says, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Sheriff Skipper warns.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated a burglary in which several big screen TVs were taken and two incidents involving ill treatment of animals.

Among incidents investigated were the following:

Apr. 5 – Joseph Michael Mims, 47, 16 W. Second St., Williamston was arrested for driving under suspension, operating an uninsured vehicle and reckless driving after officers responded to W. First Street in reference to a civil disturbance, a vehicle driving erratically and an accident. According to reports a male and female were arguing and the male driver left in a rage and must have hit the accelerator so hard it got stuck. The vehicle went through a stop sign and into a ditch on First St. and Gossett Drive. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

PELZER

April 4 – T.B. Dugan was dispatched to 629 Spearman Rd. at the request of Heath Anthony who was notified by a neighbor of a burglary in progress. Dugan found the door kicked in but nothing missing. Unfortunately, Jason Skelton, of 629 Spearman Rd. Wasn’t so lucky. About an hour earlier, his home was broken into and jewelry and a large screen TV were stolen. The loss was estimated at $1900.

Arrest made in copper thefts from cell towers

Moore, Jonathan Colie (photo)The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Jonathan Colie Moore, 32, of Anderson, in connection with theft of copper from two cell phone tower sites in Anderson County.

Moore is accused of  burglarizing the cellular tower site located at 199 Latimer Road, Anderson and the AT&T power station located at 221 Alliance Parkway, Williamston.

Arrests made in Pelzer burglary

The Lewis siblings who were recently arrested in connection with thefts of animals from the Anderson County PAWS facitlity have been arrested in connection with a Pelzer burglary.

Kenneth, Randle, Cassidy and Taylor Lewis have been arrested and charged along with Cassidy Lewis’ (reported) boyfriend, Perry Jacob Sprayberry, age 20, of Piedmont. The gang of thieves broke into a storage building on Stewart Street in Pelzer and stole a welder valued at $250.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated several incidents involving drugs and one in which shots were fired in the city limits. Among incidents investigated were the following:

Mar. 31 – William Zachary Brewer, 19, 360 HI Taylor Rd., Williamston was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a red Ford Escape was observed on West Main St., with a trailer full of scrap metal. According to reports, the trailer was blocking the tail lights of the vehicle and did not have lights on it. Officers found a clear baggie containing a white powders substance field tested positive for methamphetamine on Brewer and a clear plastic baggie with a small crystalline substance in between the drivers seat and console. The substance also field tested as methamphetamine. Both substances amounted to . 37 grams. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated thefts from homes and businesses in the area including the following:

PELZER

March 28 – B.S. Chandler responded to 508 Woodcock Rd. where Ronald Holbrooks asked that his son, Benjamin Holbrooks, be placed on trespass notice for the property. He was.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Mar. 4 – Dawn Gail Horne, 50, 210 Lois Ln Waterloo, SC was arrested for no registration, no SC drivers license and no proof of insurance after a vehicle was observed on East Main St. with only one operating headlight. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.

Mar. 5 – Sarina Heard, 43, 21 W. Caroline St., Williamston was arrested for operating an uninsured vehicle and wrong tag on vehicle after a green Ford Explorer was observed making a quick turn into the Sav-Way parking lot when the business was closed. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated shoplifting and theft incidents throughout the area. Deputies are also investigating an incident in which several shots were fired into a Williamton area home. Among incidents investigated are the following:

PELZER

March 14 – J.G. Williams responded to 184 New Hope Road where Patricia Hughes reported that someone had stolen the AC unit, valued at $2500.

March 14 – C.L. Wilkinson was dispatched to 884 Bryant Road where Rudolph Floyd reported the theft of his Northstar generator, valued at $2800.

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