Category Archives: Crime

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Dec. 8 – Officers were dispatched to 109 Long Thompson Drive in reference to a dog tied on a short leash with no food or water. The dog’s bones were showing through his skin and he could barely move. The animal was picked up by animal control and transported to the animal shelter. Z. T. Parks investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Dec. 11 – P.D. Marter responded to the WalMart at 11410 Anderson Rd., where he placed Quashawn, BM, 19, of Simpsonville, under arrest for shoplifting.

Dec. 12 – P.D. Marter responded to the WalMart where he placed Stephen Patterson, WM, 37, of Greenville under arrest for shoplifting.

U. S. Attorney’s office collects over $7 million

In criminal/civil actions

Columbia, South Carolina- U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced recently that the District of South Carolina collected $7,089,479.89 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2015. Of this amount, $4,436,041.94 was collected in criminal actions and $2,653,437.95 was collected in civil actions.

The District of South Carolina worked with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices and components of the Department of Justice to collect an additional $41,807,765.09 in cases pursued jointly with these offices. This entire amount was collected in civil actions.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Dec. 1 – Audrey Denise Latimer Mosely, 49, 5 Randall St., Williamston reported a burglary in which someone stole an XBox, silver IPhone4, brown Timberland boots and a silver 5 disk CD player from the residence. The items were valued at $950. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Dec. 4 – S.L. Steward responded to the CVS Pharmacy at 3460 Hwy. 153 where the store manager reported that a white male and black male had entered the store.The white male stole a quantity of laundry detergent while the black male caused a distraction. The loss was estimated at $40.

Dec. 5 – J.M. Culbertson responded to the WalMart at 11410 Anderson Rd. where he placed John Stewart, WM, 44, 6’1″, 220 pounds, of Easley under arrest for attempting to steal two 32 inch televisions. A records check subsequently revealed that Stewart was wanted on a probation violation in Pickens County. He was transported to ACDC.

Wanted on outstanding warrants

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamston Police Department are asking the public’s help in location a person with outstanding warrants in Greenville County. James Mitchell Kimbrell is wanted on warrants by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and believed to be in the Williamston area. If spotted please contact the Williamston Police Department by calling 911.

See info and photo:

Williamston Police Bulletin 15-07 Wanted Person Kimbrell

Mail theft ring sentenced to 60 months

Tonya M. Reid, age 38, of Anderson, was sentenced today in federal court in Anderson, for conspiracy to commit fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain of Anderson sentenced Reid to 60 months imprisonment, ordered that she pay $21,272.97 in restitution, and placed her on three years of supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson City Police Department, and other local agencies had undertaken a long-term investigation into the theft of mail in and around Anderson County.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers had a busy Thanksgiving period investigating thefts, making drug arrests and serving outstanding bench warrants. Among incidents investigated were:

Nov. 22 – Michelle Lynn Mussen, 48, 147 Middleton Bld. reported a Smith and Wesson 38 revolver stolen from the apartment. The gun was valued at $500. Z. T. Parks investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Nov. 28 – D. McQueen responded to the WalMart where he placed Linda Cook, WF, 47, 5’5″, 120 pounds under arrest for shoplifting. She was transported to ACDC.

Nov. 28 – P.D. Marter was dispatched to the WalMart where he placed Shannon Burnside, WF, 27, 5’2″, 120 pounds for shoplifting. She was transported to ACDC.

Powdersville standoff – updated

A standoff involving a suspect in the murder of a Simpsonville man and the Anderson County SWAT team at the Executive Inn on S.C. 153 last Tuesday night (Nov. 24), ended in the self inflicted death of two people.  Kevin Duane Brewer, 37 and Jennifer Lynn Bensch, 32, of Simpsonville, were both found dead from self inflicted gunshot wounds after the three hour standoff.

According to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, both victims died of a single gun shot wound to the head. Shore has ruled that both died from self-inflicted wounds. “The gun was closer to the female victim, indicating that Brewer killed himself first, followed by Bensch.” Shore said that toxicology reports are still pending, but that the amount of drug paraphernalia found in the room suggests methamphetamine use was involved.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance in finding burglary suspect

Daman Paul Strickland Jr.The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public to help locate 35 year-old Daman Paul Strickland Jr. Strickland has active warrants for Burglary, Safecracking, Grand Larceny, and Conspiracy related to two burglaries in Southern Greenville County. During the burglaries Strickland stole firearms, money, and jewelry. Strickland also stole a Red, 1996 Chevrolet Camaro, with S.C. license number 3281EZ.

Investigators ask anyone who may have information regarding the location of Daman Paul Strickland Jr. to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

Two dead in standoff with SWAT – Powdersville

Standoff 1

Incident ends in self inflicted deaths of suspect, girlfriend

A three-hour standoff involving a suspect in the murder of a Simpsonville man and the Anderson County SWAT team at the Executive Inn on S.C. 153 last Tuesday night (Nov. 24), ended in the self inflicted death of two people.

According to reports, Kevin Duane Brewer, 37 and Jennifer Lynn Bensch, 32, of Simpsonville, were both found dead from self inflicted gunshot wounds to the chest after a three hour standoff. During the standoff, Brewer fired two shots through the motel room at law enforcement officials at the scene, hitting one SWAT team officer in the helmet.

Animal rescue operator gets five years probation

By Stan Welch

Debra Sheridan, owner and operator of the Golden S animal rescue in the Slabtown area, recently received five years probation on fifty four counts of vaccination violations, and one count of possession of methamphetamine in connection with an incident earlier this year.

One of area’s Most Wanted arrested

By Stan Welch

More than three years after assaulting his girlfriend and stealing her car, Brandon Maurice Williams, who was on the ACSO most wanted list, was taken into custody. Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Williams, 26, of Belton and served him with three outstanding warrants that were issued in April 2011 and February 2012.

Williams is charged with assault and battery-third degree, use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and the manufacture/distribution of methamphetamine. All three offenses stemmed from incidents involving his [then] estranged girlfriend.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police officers investigated a number of drug related incidents over the last week. Among them were:

Nov. 22 – Officer J. T. Hunt was dispatched to South Academy Street in reference to a fight involving several suspects and one person possibly with a gun. Upon investigation there were several subjects on scene but no one wanted to pursue charges.

Nov. 22 – Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which a black male approximately 50 years old placed several medications into his shirt. The man left without paying and got into a black Eclipse with black rims driven by a white male. The items were valued at $50. J. T. Hunt investigated.

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