Category Archives: Crime

WPD issues advisories

The Williamston Police Department has issued two advisories concerning incidents in Williamston recently.

According to Captain Marsee of the Williamston Police Dept., there have been two incidents of persons passing counterfeit $20 bills at local restaurants and a man is attempting to sell power equipment likely stolen.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 23 – Shianne Danielle Gosnell, 17, 19 Parker St,. Williamston reported shoes and a cell phone valued at $80 missing after she let two white males, one of which she knew, into the residence. Z. T. Parks investigated.

June 23 – Kimerly Ellis Tucker, 41, 5 Mattison St., Williamston was issued a summons for driving under suspension and a warning for defective equipment after a red SUV was observed traveling east on Greenville Dr. with only one functioning brake lamp. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated several vehicle thefts in the area along with other incidents. Among incidents investigated were:

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June 27 – A.M. Rankin received a telephone report at ACSO from Lesley Smith reporting the theft of her pressure washer from her home. The loss was set at $350.

June 28 – P.D. Marter responded to 117 Cooper Lane where David Acorn reported the theft of a laser level and several other tools from his work truck, which was broken into. The total loss was estimated at $2400.

Easley residents plead guilty in debt fraud

Jeffrey Scott Green, age 53, and Lisa Flaugher-Green, age 52, both of Easley, pled guilty recently in federal court in Greenville, to a conspiracy to defraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. Senior United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr., of Greenville accepted the pleas and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that this was an Electronic Funds Transfer (“EFT”) debt elimination case. Various branches of the Sovereign Citizen movement, which denies the jurisdiction and authority of the federal government, teach that they can discharge debts by presenting a check written off a closed account.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 17 – A customer at Hardee’s, 1520 Anderson Drive reported a customer attempted to buy food with a counterfeit $20 bill which the customer said was given to her at another local business. The fake bill was placed into evidence by officers. Z. T. Parks investigated.

June 17 – Milissa Ann Evatt, 42, 2 Rockwood Dr., Williamston reported her mailbox was leaning toward the ground. Damage was estimated at $100. Z. T. Parks investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Weeks of June 2 – June 15

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 2 – Travis Lee Page, 29, 12 Liberty St., Piedmont was arrested for driving under suspension, open container and false information to police after offcers observed a white car on Main St traveling 41 mph in a 35 mph zone on Main St. An open beer can was found on the floor board next to the driver and Page gave his name as Michael Page. M. Crowe, M. E. Simmons investigated.

Williamton Police Report

Week of May 27-June 2

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents recently:

May 27 – Officers were dispatched to Parker Street in reference to possible narcotic activity in which a strong odor of marijuana was coming from a vehicle with four occupants. Upon a search of the vehicle, a small baggie containing .2 grams of marijuana and an already smoked marijuana blunt were found in the vehicle. The items were seized and placed into evidence. No arrests were made. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, K. S. Looney investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

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June 12 – J.A. Clark responded to 102 Wild Briar Court where Heather Coen-Putt reported that someone had smashed two windshields out of her car, doing $1025 in damage.

June 13 – J.R. Richey responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Trinity Point Baptist Church at 1938 Brushy Creek Road.Upon arrival, he found Derek Bayne, WM, 23, 4’3″, 80 pounds slumped over behind the wheel. Richey tried several times to wake him, finally succeeding. There was a strong odor of alcohol and Bayne was unsteady on his feet. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed four grams of marijuana and Bayne was placed under arrest.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigted the following:

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June 5 – D. McQueen was dispatched to 159 Smith Dr. where Wanda Chapman had entered her car during the night and stoeln a blue and white work bag containing her work ID and a set of keys.

June 7 – A.C. Guthrie was dispatched to the area of Spearman Rd. and Owens Rd., where John Stone,II reported the theft of a heavy metal gate from an entrance to his property there. The loss was estimated at $125.

Investigators searching for vehicle

Piedmont Death Investigation

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for a vehicle in connection with a Piedmont death investigation. Jarrod Parker, age 29 of Piedmont, was found deceased in his residence on Wren Road at approximately 4pm on Wednesday, June 3.

Moped meth lab busted – West Pelzer

The West Pelzer Police Department arrested Charles Wright, WM, for having a meth lab on his moped scooter last week.

Chief Mike Clardy said that Lt. Chris Brewer saw Wright run a stop sign and pulled him over. Wright, who is well known to the WPPD, had an active meth lab on the scooter, with a batch of methamphetamine actively cooking. Chief Clardy said that the precursors, or ingredients for four more inactive 2 liter labs were in a backpack in Wright’s possession.

Wright tried to flee on foot and a tazer proved ineffective, but he was successfully apprehended. The active 2 liter meth lab was smoking and emitting fumes, so the Anderson County HazMat team was dispatched to the scene. Pelzer EMS also responded to determine whether Wright had been injured or affected by the lab.

He was found to be wanted on a warrant out of Greenville County and was eventually served with seven citations and two warrants. He was transported to ACDC.Moped

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson Coutny Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

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May 29 – P.D. Marter received a complaint from Stanley Hart, of Cornerstone Community Church, on Highway 81N, that someone had damaged the gas cap on a van at the church.

May 30 – D. McQueen responded to the WalMart in Powdersville where he took Kizzey Shephard, BF, 37, 5’5″, 300 pounds, into custody for stealing clothing valued at $103.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report for week of May 28

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Memorial Day weekend was a busy time for shoplifters, and therefore, for the ACSO. As usual, the Super WalMart in Powdersville was the hotspot.

May 22 – J.M. Culbertson was dispatched to WalMart where he took Natasha Hagood, BF, 27, 5’2″, 135 pounds, of Greenville into custody for shoplifting diapers and some costume jewelry. She said she needed the diapers for her baby, but as the report stated, she didn’t mention why she stole the jewelry.

Woodmont student arrested for making bomb threats

Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested an 18 year old Woodmont student for making bomb threats related to graduation services on social media today (Tuesday). According to reports, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation after receiving information from a parent who had intercepted messages off social media. These messages were sent by an 18 year old student at Woodmont High School making bomb threats at graduation ceremonies along with threats to cause harm to those attending.

Investigators completed the investigation this afternoon and the suspect, Bejamin Aguste Slezak, 302 Timberfield Way Simpsonville, was charged and taken into custody for making Bomb Threats. Slezak is currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center and a bond hearing is scheduled for 9:30 this evening.

The Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with both the Greenville County School District and Furman University Police, where ceremonies will be held, will have increased security measures put into place such as additional law enforcement presence at ceremonies as well as intermittent security searches of the area throughout the day.

Search for suspect – Cherokee Road, Hardwoods Road area

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A chase which began in West Pelzer ended off Cherokee Road near Williamston after the car was ditched down a dirt road near the Big Creek Reservoir Saturday night. One person was tracked by the Anderson County Sheriffs Department K9 unit. The subject eventually jumped into the Big Creek reservoir and swam from one side to the other. The sheriffs department helicopter was then called. It circled a radius over the lake and deputies had a perimeter set up along HardwoodsRoad, Cherokee Road, and two subdivisions in Williamston. Deputies and the K9 unit went to the other side of the lake where they got back on the trail with the dogs after finding water where he apparently exited the lake. After about two hours the tracking came to an end with no suspect.

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