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Deputies ask help in locating truck, ATV stolen in Pelzer

Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck tag FRM426 reported stolen from 18 Front St. in Pelzer on Oct. 23. The blue and white pickup had a white 2012 Honda TRS 450R ATV in the bed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Erik Russell at 260-1065 or email

Deputies investigate thefts, breakins

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated thefts, break-ins and other indicents across the area. Among incidents investigated were the following:


Oct. 23 – A 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck tag FRM426 was reported stolen from 18 Front St. in Pelzer. The blue and white pickup had a white 2012 Honda TRS 450R ATV in the bed. E. Russell investigted.

Nov. 2 – S. Dunlap responded to 403 Guthrie Grove Church Rd. to the Guthrie Grove Church of God where Deacon Thompson Smith, Jr. reported that three air conditioning units had been vandalized and copper stolen. The loss was estimated at $160.

Vigilant neighbor helps thwart burglary

Coleman, Leroy James (photo)Hundley, Rachael Elizibeth (photo)

Two people were arrested Friday, (Oct. 31) after Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to an in-progress burglary on Dean Springs Road in Belton by an alert neighbor. According to reports, after contacting the homeowner and verifying that no one was supposed to be at the home, the neighbor called 911 and reported that a red Toyota Tacoma had pulled up behind his neighbor’s house and two individuals had entered the residence.

BHP Chain Crew member arrested for incident involving minors

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have sereved Daniel Adam Bell, WM, age 52, of Honea Path, with three warrants for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

According to reports, Bell agreed to meet three teenage females in the early morning hours of September 29, 2014 and provide them with marijuana. After picking up the girls, who “snuck out” for the evening, Bell instead drove the girls to the river near Holliday Dam Road and encouraged them to join him while skinny dipping.

On October 23, 2014, Bell was served with the warrants while incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center, where he was being held for Failure to Appear after release for a misdemeanor. His bond has been set at $20,000.

Hit and run driver arrested again

The man who was arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run on Hyw. 86 in Piedmont last week was involved in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Jason Yeargin, 33, bonded out of jail in connection with the fatal Hwy. 86 crash then wrecked his motorcycle on Sunday. Troopers said Yeargin was the only one involved in the wreck. After being released from the hospital, he was taken to the Anderson County Detention Center facing charges of driving under the influence, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating a vehicle that was not registered.

Motorcycle accident Hurricane Creek Road

Counterfeit $20 bills being passed

Captain Kevin Marsee of the Williamston Police Department is warning area businesses that counterfeit $20 bills are being passed in the area. Marsee warns that when taking in several $20s at one time, business should look at the serial numbers of the bills to make sure that they all do not contain the same serial number.

“Also we highly recommend that you use a detection device such as a pen or other scanning device,” he said. Businesses should especially be on the lookout for $20 bills with serial #s 66657273G, 61348302A, and 53704657D.

Custom grill recovered from scrapyard

A custom-made grill/smoker taken from Poinsettia Court in Easley recently has been recovered. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the item was recovered from a local scrapyard.

“It was found in good condition and has been returned to the owner.,” according to Anderson County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Sheila Cole. “The Sheriff’s Office does have a suspect in the case and warrants are pending against the individual.”

Cole said the Sheriff’s Office offers thanks to the citizens of Anderson County and the media for their assistance in the case.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Oct.24 – C.P. Huff responded to 116 Greatview Lane, where Tracy Towe reported that someone had scratched and dented her car to the tune of $4000 in damage.

Hit and run victim identified

The man who was killed in a hit and run incident Tuesday evening on Hwy. 86 in Piedmont had just been released from jail. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said Varick Scott Kimbrell, 43, died in the hospital after he was struck by a pickup truck which left the scene about 8 p.m. Varick had been released from the Anderso County Detention Center less than an hour earlier.

The driver of the pickup truck, Jason William Yeargin, 33, of Piedmont was arrested later and charged with felony DUI resulting in death, hit and run involving death and other charges including possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Fatal hit and run

Anderson County Sheriffs Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated several incidents involving guns including one in which two poeple were accidentaly shot.Among incidents investigated were the following:


Oct.18 – J.P. Lahusky responded to 645 Old Anderson Rd. where Adrian Devereaux – Martinez, BM, 26,of Simpsonville, reported that while waiting in line to enter a haunted house being held at that location, several black males assaulted him and his friend, Syi Young, BM, 24. Both men showed visible signs of the assault, and several witnesses reported that shots were fired, but no one was wounded. No one could say who fired the shots. The subjects fled in a green Tahoe.

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