Category Archives: Crime

Crime Stoppers offers reward for info on missing man

Emmanuel Cornelius QuarlesresAnderson Area Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the location of Emmanuel Cornelius Quarles. Quarles was reported missing to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on April 21, 2015. He was last seen in Anderson County about 10 am on Wednesday April 20, 2015 leaving a residence on Woodhaven Road in Pendleton. Later that day, an unconfirmed sighting of Quarles was made at the Road Runner Convenience Store, 10900 Clemson Boulevard in Seneca (Oconee County).

Traffic accident turns into shooting investigation

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic accident that turned into a shooting on Saturday. According to reports, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to a vehicle collision at 1726 Highway 418. Witnesses reported that the car struck a telephone pole and caught fire.

When deputies arrived, witnesses told them that the driver of the car was able to exit safely and he approached them asking them not to contact the police. The driver was told that the police were already on the way and a verbal altercation ensued. During the verbal altercation, one of the witnesses presented a bat and the driver of the vehicle presented a firearm.

Williamston Police Department stats – April and May

Williamston Police Officers had 231 traffic stops in April with 152 warnings written and 138 traffic stops in May with 77 warnings. Department Stats reported for May 2016 were as follows:

Uniform Patrol

Keep Checks 573

Community Policing 10

Incident Reports Completed 58

Easley man arrested for auto theft

Less than 12 hours after jail release

By Stan Welch

A twenty three year old Easley man was out of jail for less than twelve hours Monday before being taken into custody for grand larceny auto theft. Alan Jacob Gunter, WM, six feet tall, weighing one hundred sixty pounds, was taken into custody at the Power Trac 5 convenience store on Highway 88 in Central. The incident began at approximately twenty after five Monday evening.

Adding insult to injury, Gunter was captured by the owners of the Honda Odyssey he stole from a medical rehabilitation facility on James Mattison Road.

The owners of the car, whose identities were not made available, pursued Gunter in another vehicle, apparently without his knowledge. When he stopped at the convenience store, they confronted him and held him at gunpoint until Anderson county deputies arrived.

Gunter, whose listed address is 115 Pearson Terrace Drive in Easley, had been released from Pickens County jail earlier in the day after being charged with carjacking and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated the following incidents:

June 14 – Clifford Lee Dove, 27, 217 Tripp St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant after Anderson County notified Williamston Police Department that he was in custody. Officer T. L. Eichelberger responded to Walmart on Liberty Highway and transported Dove to detention where he was placed without incident.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office only provided information on incidents taking place over a three day period last week. According to incident reports made available to The Journal, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

PELZER

June 17 – Z.W. Crane responded to 120 Bellview Circle where Dale Luker reported that someone had broken into his home and stolen a variety of items, from a big screen television, to clothes to tools. He also reported the loss of his medication. A second victim, Matthew Carson also reported several items stolen. He said he was at the home when the burglary occurred but was asleep due to some seizure medication he was taking.The total loss was estimated at $1080.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 7 – Cindy Marie Beam, 54, 510 Woodcock Rd., Pelzer was arrested for outstanding warrants and was transported to ACDC without incident. R. Drennon investigated.

June 8 – Austin Leneer Mosley, 23, 310 E. Carolina St., Williamston was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and outstanding warrants for failure to appear after an officer observed him sitting outside the residence. When approoached officers observed a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana on his pants. A search yielded 6 grams of a green leafy substance which field tested postivive for marijuana. Mosley was transported to ACDC without incident. K. Anthony investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

PELZER

June 10 – C.P. Huff responded to 2322 Beaverdam Rd. where Donald Mullikin reported that someone had broken into his shed and stolen tools valued at $4200.

June 10 – J.T. Smith received a telephone complaint from Terri Galloway that her prescription of Tylenol Three had been stolen from her purse while she was at 1 McCaughrin St. The loss was estimated at $50.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated several incidents of theft and vandalism recently including:

May 27 – Francisco Ramon Cruz, 304 N. Hamilton St. reported several power tools missing from the property. Minssing items included a circular saw, jig saw, sawzol and box of screws. The items were valued at $750. R. Drennon investigated.

May 31 – Kimberlin Scott Crump, 202 Strange Ct, Spartanburg, reported items missing from a vehicle parked in Cothran’s Towing yard which had been towed from an accident in Greenville County on May 25.

Block Watch progam to kick off Thursday

There will be a Block Watch kick-off program held at the Williamston Municipal Center on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. The educational event is sponsored by the Williamston Police Department and will offer information on how to create a Block Watch program for a neighborhood.

A block watch program is a program organized by a group of people in the community who want to make their neighborhood a safer place by partnering with law enforcement and working together to reduce and solve crime, according to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents leading up to and over the Memorial Day weekend:

May 23 – Ellison Service Center, 1200 Anderson Drive, Williamston reported someone entered a locked enclosed area by climbing over a fence and removing something from a vehicle. A warrant was to be issued. C. Green investigated.

Murder suspect arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee

By Stan Welch

A suspect in a recent murder and assault on a second victim has been taken into custody in Knoxville, TN almost a week after the crimes were committed.

Stephen Grant Parten was arrested early on Wednesday morning, June 1, by members of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force. Parten was being sought in connection with the murder of Ahmen Fallous on May 26. The scene of the murder was the White City Park Bridge. An extensive manhunt involving an air search and K-9 units was launched at the time, but was unsuccessful.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Lt. Sheila Cole could not officially release the incident report, but confirmed that there was a vehicle stolen from a home on Long Road the day before Parten was captured in Tennessee. Preliminary information from Knoxville indicates that the vehicle stolen was the one used by Parten to flee. That information confirmed reports received by The Journal that Parten stole a truck in the Long Road area and fled to Tennessee.

Parten, who allegedly pistol whipped Fallous’s girlfriend at the time of the shooting, was taken into custody about 5 a.m. without incident. He is being detained at the Knox County detention facility, awaiting extradition. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Learn how to start a Block Watch Program

There will be a Block Watch kick-off program held at the Williamston Municipal Center on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. The educational event is sponsored by the Williamston Police Department and will offer information on how to create a Block Watch program for a neighborhood.

A block watch program is a program organized by a group of people in the community who want to make their neighborhood a safer place by partnering with law enforcement and working together to reduce and solve crime, according to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor.

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.

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