Category Archives: Crime

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Jan. 9 – J.T. Bowers responded to 100 Nellstone Court, where Keith Wilson reported that someone had entered his pickup truck and stolen a Glock 19 and a Stihl chainsaw. The loss was set at $1000.


Jan. 6 – J.T. Smith responded to the 7-11 Convenience Store at the corner of Midway Road and Hwy. 8, where Evan Cabaniss reported that he had left his 2005 GMC Yukon at the pumps, filling up while he went inside to purchase some food. He looked out the window and saw a white male get in his vehicle and drive off. He gave chase and saw the vehicle turn left onto Midway Road. Store video confirmed his story. The loss was estimated at $10,000.

Missing teen located

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has located missing teenager Taylor Bowman. According to reports at approximately 8:30 pm Wednesday evening, the GCSO was notified by the Seneca Police Department that they had located Bowman in their jurisdiction. She appeared to be in good condition and was not being held against her will. A GCSO spokesperson said once investigators gather additional information they will hopefully be able to determine how the incident transpired. No further details are being released at this time.

Teen reported missing

McBride to bring changes to Sheriff’s Office

By Stan Welch

Newly installed Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride, speaking to The Journal in an impromptu interview outside County Council chambers Tuesday night, made it clear that his department’s attitude and emphasis will be different from that of the outgoing administration.

Perhaps the greatest difference will be the greater involvement of the deputies on patrol as investigators, and not just report takers.

Deputies investigate shooting at local bar

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a shooting last week at the Town and Country Lounge in which one person was injured. The shooting happened at about 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28. According to reports, two men in their 60s were arguing about a past dispute when the argument turned physical and one man shot the other in the leg, according to the sheriff’s office. The man who was shot was taken by EMS to AnMed. There were no charges filed and the shooting remains under investigation. Due to the holiday period and changes at the Sheriff’s Office no additional information was available as of press time.

Williamston Police Report – Dec. 29 – Jan. 3, 2017

Williamston Police ReportWilliamston Police Officers recovered a stolen vehicle and investigated several incidents at local business as 2016 came to a close and the New Year began. Among incidents investigated were the following:

Dec. 29 – Elijah Jacob Stathers, 23, 151 Brookside Circle, Belton was arrested for unlawful carry, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to 17 E. Main St. in reference to a potential break-in of a vehicle. According to reports an unknown complaintant stated she heard glass break and then saw a male enter a vehicle. The male was slumped over in the vehicle. Abroken liquor bottle was found outside the driver’s door and a silver and black handgun was observed in plainview inside the driver’s door.

Williamston Police Report Dec. 20 – 27, 2016

Williamston Police Officers investigated several break-ins and drug related incidents during the week of Christmas. Among incidents investigated were the following:

Dec. 20 – Sherry Ruth Tallent, 53, 31 McAlister St., Williamston reported someone hit her orange 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse while it was in the parking lot of McDonalds, 4 West Main St. Damage was estimated at $500. E. Bonnett investigated.

Teen reported missing – Saluda Dam Road

gcsobowmanThe Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a search for a missing 15 year-old teenager, Taylor Bowman, on Saluda Dam Road, near the Greenville County and Pickens County Line. Taylor was last seen Wednesday morning heading to school and a search was initiated after she reportedly did not show up at school coupled with the fact that personal items belonging to Taylor were located on Saluda Dam Road, near the county line. Investigators are asking that anyone who knows her whereabouts, to please call the Sheriff’s Office at 271-5210.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Dec. 15 – Jesse Lee Clary, 35, 339 Mize Rd., Belton was issued a summons for trespassing and malicious injury to real property after officers were dispatched to Rite Aid, 201 East Main St. in reference to trespassers in the trash dumpsters. Officers found two men inside the dumpsters. According to reports they had unlocked a locked gate to get to the trash dumpsters and pried open the dumpsters to gain entrance. Clary has spray painted graffiti, in blue paint, on dumpsters. Clary and Jason Webb, Jr. 37, 213 W Union Dr. #8, Belton were both placed on trespass notice for the location and issued courtesy summons. E. Bonnett, M. Roberts investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents in the Piedmont area:


Dec. 16 – A.C. Guthrie received a telephone report from the clerk at the SavWay gas station at 1004 Hwy. 86 that a customer had driven off without paying for forty dollars worth of gas.

Dec. 17 – J.D. Reed received a telephone complaint from Dwight Phillips, that someone stole his leaf blower from his pickup truck while he was parked at a local gas station. The loss was estimated at $400.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Dec. 7 – Macala Marie Hatfield, 19, 10 Edgewood Dr., Williamston reported an unknown subject knocking on doors and windows and possibly attempting to get into the residence. When officers arrived Hatfield told them a white male wearing dark fluffy coat and jeans followed her home from work. Officers searched the immediate area and were unable to find the subject. M. Roberts, E. Bonnett investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following indidents:

Nov. 15 – Kathy B. McCarter, 68, 801 Tripp St., reported vandalism to a 1997 Toyota truck. According to reports someone tried to stick an object in the door lock and the item had broken off inside the lock. Damage was estimated at $452.00. M. Beeman investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reported investigating the following four incidents during the last seven days:


Dec. 3 – D.P. Stipe received a telephone complaint from Colie Bolding, from Six Mile, who reported that two white men in a black Chevy truck stole a number of tools from his truck while he was inside the 7-11 store at 2312 Easley Highway. The loss was estimated at $300.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated shoplifting, fights, people were living in a residence with no power or water connection and an accident in Mineral Spring Park in which a vehicle accidentally struck a display and power pole causing $1500 in damage. These and other incidents investigated during the Thanksgiving holiday period included the following:

Nov. 15 – Williamston officers responded to 203 Williams Street Ext. in reference to a suspicious object on the front porch. According to reports, April Dawn Hufflin, 37, reported she found the object and had no idea where it came from and that they had concerns about touching it and the object being on the front porch. The object appeared to be a small propane tank and it appeared empty. The object was removed from the porch. M. Roberts investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies reported investigating the following incidents since the last reports made available to The Journal on October 24:


Nov. 26 – J.A. Clark responded to 2901 Pelzer Hwy. where Alfredo Cortes, owner of Los Compadres restaurant reported that someone had broken into the restaurant, but had been unable to force entry into the main portion of the restaurant. Nothing was taken.

Sheriff’s Office warns of Sweepstakes scam

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of a scam that recently surfaced. ACSO received a call Tuesday from an elderly citizen who reportedly lost several thousand dollars to a scam artist claiming that she had won $2.5 million dollars and a brand new 2016 BMW vehicle.

The victim stated she received an email from an organization entitled American Senior Citizens Sweepstakes Company, indicating that she was a winner in their prize contest. The email was followed up by numerous telephone calls to the victim from alleged representatives of the company, indicating that she needed to “act fast” or the prize would not be available to her anymore.

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