Category Archives: Crime

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

May 17 – Clint William Watson, 23, 213 Woodtrail Dr., Williamston was arrested for drug violation, drug equipment violation and possession of stolen goods after officers observed a GMC pickup truck and Kia sedan run the stop sign at Williams Street and Mill Street. Both vehicles were stopped. The driver of the Kia was issued a UTT for disregarding a stop sign and released. A search of the truck officers discoverd a roled marijuana blunt and a small package of what appeared to be acid paper wrapped in aluminum foil. Several baggies containing 23 grams of a green leafy substance, drug paraphernalia, pills and two scales were found in a black bag hidden in a compartment in the hood portion of the vehicle.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

May 20 – J.K. Vickery responded to 108 Shenandoah Court where Wallace Merck reported the burglary of a shed and trailer on his property, and the theft of various items valued at $1600. Merck also stated that he had ridden around the neighborhood and had spotted a clear plastic container of his that contained some of the stolen items. He said he saw the container in the driveway at 344 Shenandoah Court.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Gina Dawn Ricks, 42, 502 Garren Road, Belton was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to Payne Drive in reference to a person causing a disturbance. According to reports she was looking in mailboxes, walking in the middle of the road after being advised not to and causing a disturbance. She was arrested and transported to ACDC. A clear rock like substance weighing less than a gram and field tested positive as methamphatamine was found in her pocketbook. C. Green investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Due to the way incident reports are being made available to The Journal, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office only reported two days of incidents to The Journal Crime Report this week. Weekday incident reports were not made available. The few reports made available included the following:

EASLEY

May 14 – P.D. Marter received a complaint from Clement Pettys,of Hartwell, GA who stated that someone had thrown a rock at his car the previous night while he was driving on Three Bridges Road in Powdersville. The damage to the car and its windshield was estimated at $500.

Piedmont man arrested following chase, manhunt

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Matthew Scott Hafler (photo)Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew Scott Hafler, 23, of Piedmont Thursday following a vehicle pursuit in the Wren-spearman area which resulted in manhunt and lock-down of Spearman Elementary School.

Around 9:15am Thursday, a deputy was assisting a stranded motorist on Highway 17 when a black Dodge Ram pickup truck passed his location. The deputy recognized the truck as matching the description of a vehicle that had been reported as stolen earlier that morning from a residence on Kensington Lake Road in Easley.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated domestic violence, shouting of profanities in public, an aggressive pitbull and possession of methamphetamine. Among incidents investigated were the following:

May 3 – Rodrickus Rashaun Anderson, 26, 142 Jeremy Dr. #H5 Williamston, was arrested for criminal domestic violence after officers were dispatched to 201 E. Main St. in reference to a domestic situation in the parking lot of Rite Aid. The vehicle in question had left and was located in the parking lot at Town Hall. According to reports, Anderson and Morissa Queen Geib, 34, of same address had a verbal argument in the vehicle. Geib stated she pulled into Rite Aid and Anderson grabber her around the neck. Reports state there were obvious red marks and signs of strangulation. A warrant was obtained and Anderson was arrested and transported to ACDC without incident. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, Z. T. Parks investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

PELZER

May 5 – M.T. Stipe was conducting a traffic checkpoint with the SCHP when he saw a white SUV turn around to avoid the checkpoint. He pursued and stopped the vehicle at Cherokee Road and Johnson Road. He determined that the driver, Misty Johnson, WF, 42, 5’4″, 148 pounds, brn/grn, of Pelzer, was driving on a suspended license. She was cited for DUS second offense, arrested and transported to ACDC.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Apr. 26 – Linda Y Perry, 66, 103 Lee St., Williamston reported a mailbox valued at $150 missing. S. Robison investigated.

Apr. 26 – Kayla Brooke Lollis, 25, 205 Longshore Dr., Belton reported a vaporized cigarette valued at $200 missing after laying it down to help an older woman put heavy wet items into a dryer. the incident occurred at 14 Greenville Dr. Williamston. Class 3 B. Peterson investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents over the last two week period:

PELZER

April 29 – C.L. Wilkinson responded to 126 Whippoorwill Lane where Shirley Smith reported that someone had entered her home while she was away and had moved several pieces of furniture around. She could not confirm the loss of anything. A couple of hours later, Deputy D. McQueen was dispatched to 128 Whippoorwill Court where Brian Smith reported that someone had also entered his home as well as a shed in the yard. He too could not confirm any theft.

Motorcycle chase ends in Powdersville

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A motorcycle chase that began in Liberty on Saturday afternoon came to a stop in Powdersville. The cyclist failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Three Bridges Road and Mt. Airy Church Road. After laying the bike down the suspect fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by authorities. (Photo by David Rogers)

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office only reported the following incidents investigated by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies over the last ten days in the Easley, Piedmont, Pelzer and Williamston areas:

PIEDMONT

April 22 – S.S. Barnes responded to the Dollar General Store at 602 Anderson St. where Kayla Sutherland reported that while she was inside the store, someone entered her car and stole her purse, containing personal documents and Verizon Equinox tablet, valued at $185 .

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Apr. 19 – Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Avenue reported an older black male walked out of the store with a bottle of Roundup valued at $47. The store manager was able to retrieve the merchandise from the man who handed over the item and left in a 1994 Mazda truck. The incident remains under investigation. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated shoplifting, theft and gunfire incidents over the past week. Among incidents investigated were the following:

Apr. 12 – Leah Ann Monroe, 26, 706 Dean Springs Rd., Belton was arrested for misrepresenting ID and driving under suspension after a red GMC Jimmy was observed stranded in the roadway at Gossett St., and First St. She was transported to ACDC and issued a UTT. R. Drennon, S. N. Robison investigated.

Arrest made in indecent exposure in Anderson

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Springer, 38, 110B Cypress Run, Anderson in connection with several indecent exposure incidents that have taken place over the past several months. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Springer confessed to at least three known incidents. According to the victims of all three incidents, the suspect was in a vehicle and called them over to him to receive directions. When the victims made it to the suspect’s vehicle they found that the suspect in each case had his genitals exposed and was seeking sexual gratification.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office seeking three suspects in South Greenville shooting

Incident may have been drug related

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has released descriptions of three suspects who were involved in a shooting incident Sunday afternoon in which one person was killed and three others seriously injured. According to Lt. Ty Miller of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, it appears the incident at 220 Eastview Rd., Pelzer was not a home invasion as first thought. Witnesses have provided information leading the sheriff’s office to believe that the victims were familiar with the suspects and the incident may have occurred over a dispute regarding money over a drug transaction.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three suspects with the following descriptions:

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