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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:

One dead, three injured in South Greenville County shooting


Four people were shot Sunday afternoon on Eastview Road near Old Pelzer Road. South Greenville firefighters along with Greenville County EMS responded to the call. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, two taken by ambulance to an area hospital, and another was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital by GHS MedTrans. The Greenville County Sheriffs office is investigating along with the coroners office. According to reports, one person was found in the front yard with a gunshot wound. All three had serious injuries. The name of the deceased has not been released. (Photo by David Rogers)

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated an agressive dog incident and others involving thefts, drugs, alcohol and traffic offenses that led to arrests. Among incidents investigated were:

Apr. 4 – A warrant for possession of marijuana is being sought for a 17 year old male who managed to escape custody. According to reports, Jaylon Makiek McDaniel, 17, 137 Camelot Dr., Belton was observed running from officers patrolling on East Carolina St. According to reports he was located nearby and while being interviewed officers observed three baggies containing marijuana and a cigar wrapper in his waistband. While being detained, the suspect twisted away from officers and ran down the street. An arrest warrant is being sought. Captain K. Marsee investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


April 8 – J.J. Pearson responded to 588 Joe Black Rd. where Shanna Makin stated that her neighbor, name and description withheld by the ACSO, had shot her dog for barking. No one saw the incident but her son ran outside when he heard the shot and the neighbor began yelling at him. The dog had a small caliber minor wound to the leg. Deputy Pearson went next door to contact the neighbor who met him with a .22 rifle in his hand. He put the gun up when instructed to and denied shooting the dog, but did say he had been target practicing earlier.. He was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol. The case is to be presented to a magistrate.

Three suspects identified in Powdersville porch shooting

Following an extensive investigation into last month’s shooting incident on Sterling Bridge Road in the Powdersville area, investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office have signed warrants on three suspects.

On March 28, 2016, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Sterling Bridge Road in reference to an unconscious subject. The homeowner, Steven Cameron, was found deceased on the front porch of the home. Investigators determined that his death was the result of a shooting incident which occurred around 11 p.m. the previous evening. As a result of the investigation, three subjects were identified as being involved in the incident.

Suspect in car shooting in custody

Brandon John Latimer, 20, of Williamston was taken into custody early Monday morning. Latimer has been implicated in a March 28, 2016 shooting incident in Anderson County. According to the arrest warrant, Latimer is accused of firing two rounds into a Ford Mustang occupied by three individuals. The incident occurred along Trail Court in Williamston about 10:45p.m., on Monday, March 28. One round struck the front-seat passenger, the second round struck the rear of the vehicle.

Following the incident, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Brooks Road in Belton where they located and administered first aid to the victim before he was transported by EMS to AnMed Hospital for treatment. His wounds were non-life threatening.

WPD issues 67 warnings

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor reported the following stats for the Williamston Police Department during March: Keep Check 541; Traffic stops 120; Incident reports filed 65; Premise Check 44; Business Check 43;COP 3; Arrestes 19; Tickets written 53; Warnings 67.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Mar. 29 – Williamston police officers assisted Anderson City Police with a stolen vehicle chase that ended on Gossett St. Officers were on the ground with a white male who was resisting arrest and was taken into custody. The white Honda was reported stolen in Greenville County. S. N. Robison investigated.

Few incident reports made available

By Sheriff’s Office

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reported only one or two incidents this week in each of the areas being requested weekly by The Journal. Among them were the following: EASLEY- April 3 – P.D. Marter responded to 203 Homestead Rd. where Ronald Cooper reported that someone had entered his home and stolen a television valued at $400.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office warns of warrant scam

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam that is currently being reported throughout Greenville County and the Upstate. The GCSO reminds citizens that law enforcement officers will never take funds or fines in lieu of warrant service, and that any and all court fines or fees are processed in person by the issuing court.

The GCSO has received numerous reports of citizens being contacted by a subject posing as a Lt. John Williams with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in the Warrants Division. This subject is claiming that the persons he is calling have outstanding bench warrants for either failing to make a court appearance (usually regarding a traffic ticket) or failing to appear for a jury duty summons.

Powdersville death ruled homicide

The death of a Powdersville man Tuesday had been ruled a homicide according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore. Steven Cameron, 35 was found dead on the front porch of his Sterling Bridge Road home Tuesday afternoon. Shore said two gunshot wounds to the chest indicated a homicide. According to reports, neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 11 p.m. Monday. The case is under investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Mar. 24 – Clint William Watson, 23, 213 Woodtrail Dr., Williamston was arrested for drug related offenses after officers observed a man working on a truck parked in the roadway at Ida Tucker and Minor St. According to reports, due to the smell of marijuana coming from the truck, officers conducted a search of the vehicle. Watson turned over a small amont of marijuana he had in his pocket. A red lunch box contained several bags of marijuana, a small case with THC wax, several bags of different pills. A large envelope with Watson’s name on it was found with two large bags of marijuana. A pill bottle with Watson’s name on it contained an off white rock like substance field tested positive as Ectasy. Also two glass pipes, rolling papers, a scale, a large amount of small baggies and a S&W .380 firearm. Watson was placed under arrest for various drug/narcotic violations and cited for posssession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to ACDC and his 1997 GMC 1500 was towed. M. Crowe, S. N. Robison investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


March 25 – C.L. Wilkinson responded to 3450 Hwy. 153 to the QT store, where he contacted Jason Blythe, BM, 33 who stated that he had stopped to assist a white girl, 5’6″, mid 20s, normal build, who flagged him down on Hwy. 153. She had a torn shirt and was very upset. She said she had been assaulted at the Executive Inn nearby. Blythe drove her to the QT and left her in the car while he went inside to get her a drink. A store employee reported that after several minutes, the girl drove off in the car, which belonged to Blythe’s girlfriend. A search around the area and the Executive Inn turned up no sign of the woman or the car, a Silver 2014 Kia Optima, valued at $21,000.

Three sentenced in mail, check fraud investigation

Three people have been sentenced in federal court in Anderson for conspiracy to commit fraud involving theft of mail and counterfeited or altered checks. Shannon D. Ashworth, age 33, Wendy D, Sisk, age 45, and Danny Buford, age 47, all of Anderson, were sentenced for conspiracy to commit fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following:

Mar. 16 – Zachary Earl Taylor, 2868 Gays Circle, Dearing Ga., reported a firearm valued at $100 stolen from him while on East Main Street in Williamston. According to reports the gun was possibly taken by a subject that Taylor barely knew who he was giving a ride. The subject became agitated on East Main and got out of the car, getting his duffle bag from the trunk where the gun was also. The firearm was a black and slilver Rugger ATZP90 double action with hollow point 185 ammunition. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

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