Category Archives: Crime

Piedmont resident sentenced in mail theft

Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that Tracy Lynn Albertson, age 43, of Piedmont, was recently sentenced 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 Albertson to 57 months imprisonment and ordered her to pay over $11,000 in restitution.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 6 – Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle at 600 Parker St.. The blue-green Pontiac was unoccupied and had several gas/fuel jugs in the vehicle. The vehicle tag was registered to another vehicle. Neither the vehicle nor the tag had been reported stolen. The tag was removed from the vehicle and the vehicle was towed. M. Roberts investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Sheriff’s office investigates five incidents


The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office only reported investigating five incdents last week in the Piedmont, Pelzer and Williamston area and none in the Easley part of the county. Among incidents reported were the following:




July 16 – D.J. Petiit received a telephone report from Donna Madden, of 257 Hardwood Rd. that someone had stolen her Better Homes patio furniture, valued at $500.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated an incident in which a drunk driver hit a parked car and overturned and another incident in which kittens were thrown from a moving vehicle.

June 28 – Lasonya Owen, 45, 308 Brook St. Honea Path reported her debit card compromised at several locations including the Rodeway Inn in Anderson and the Curb Market in Williamston between April 22 and May 12. Charges amounted to $162. Captain K. Marsee investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


July 1 – J.K. Vickery was dispatched to 3104 Hwy. 153 where Brent Suber, of Greenville, reported that his car had been stolen by a homeless man and his girlfriend who he had given a ride to the motel at that location. The vehicle was located in Georgia, where it had been wrecked and totaled.

Fatal stabbing – Greenville County

The County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal stabbing incident last Thursday (July 7) at 503 Old Piedmont Hwy Lot 2 (Shady Rest Mobile Home Park). According to reports, upon arrival, Deputies found a victim inside the home suffering from at least one wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes investigators were investigating the incident. According to the GCSO, the parties that were involved were siblings, a brother and sister. The stabbing took place during a physical assault. At the time of the news update from the GCSO, it appeared to be self defense. Violent Crimes investigators will be consulting with the Solicitors Office to make the final determination.

Man charged with DUI after vehicle overturns

On Williams Street last week

Williamston officers were dispatched to a traffic accident on Williams Street last week in which a black Impala was flipped upside down. According to reports an unresponsive male subject was lying on the ground beside the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Shamar St. John appoached officers and stated he was the front seat pasenger and did not need EMS. A person who resides in front of the scene told officers he saw another occupant of the vehicle run down to Cleveland Street after the vehicle overturned.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:


June 25 – J.A. Clark responded to 400 Clarendon Dr. where Thomas Durham reported that someone had entered his vehicle.

June 27 – D.T. Owens was dispatched to 1020 Kensington Lake Rd. where Pierro Shepard BM, 17 reported that while he was having an argument with a friend, another party, known only as Anthony, BM, 25, had picked him up and thrown him to the ground, causing a small bump on his head.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

June 21 – Willie Jinnard White, 27, 158 Kathwood Dr., Greenwood was arrested for operating an uninsured vehicle and expired tag after a black Dodge Magnum was observed on Belton Drive with the appearance of no tag. It was determined the tag had a tinted cover but could not be read unless stopped. During the traffic stop the officer was advised by dispatch that the tag was expired. Cpl. . E. Mulz investigated.

Hwy. 418 shooting results in fatality

By Stan Welch

It was just a regular hot June Saturday night at the Highway 418 Dance Barn, when a car driven by nineteen year old D’Marrion Jaquay Gilmore left the road and crashed into a telephone pole, bursting into flames.

Gilmore told those at the dance club not to call the police, saying he was wanted on several warrants, but the Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies were already en route. James Reeves, manager of the club, said that Gilmore put a gun to his forehead and demanded keys to a vehicle. When Gilmore left the building, those inside locked him out. When he couldn’t locate the car he fired several shots into the building.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for info on missing man

Emmanuel Cornelius QuarlesresAnderson Area Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the location of Emmanuel Cornelius Quarles. Quarles was reported missing to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on April 21, 2015. He was last seen in Anderson County about 10 am on Wednesday April 20, 2015 leaving a residence on Woodhaven Road in Pendleton. Later that day, an unconfirmed sighting of Quarles was made at the Road Runner Convenience Store, 10900 Clemson Boulevard in Seneca (Oconee County).

Traffic accident turns into shooting investigation

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic accident that turned into a shooting on Saturday. According to reports, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to a vehicle collision at 1726 Highway 418. Witnesses reported that the car struck a telephone pole and caught fire.

When deputies arrived, witnesses told them that the driver of the car was able to exit safely and he approached them asking them not to contact the police. The driver was told that the police were already on the way and a verbal altercation ensued. During the verbal altercation, one of the witnesses presented a bat and the driver of the vehicle presented a firearm.

Williamston Police Department stats – April and May

Williamston Police Officers had 231 traffic stops in April with 152 warnings written and 138 traffic stops in May with 77 warnings. Department Stats reported for May 2016 were as follows:

Uniform Patrol

Keep Checks 573

Community Policing 10

Incident Reports Completed 58

Easley man arrested for auto theft

Less than 12 hours after jail release

By Stan Welch

A twenty three year old Easley man was out of jail for less than twelve hours Monday before being taken into custody for grand larceny auto theft. Alan Jacob Gunter, WM, six feet tall, weighing one hundred sixty pounds, was taken into custody at the Power Trac 5 convenience store on Highway 88 in Central. The incident began at approximately twenty after five Monday evening.

Adding insult to injury, Gunter was captured by the owners of the Honda Odyssey he stole from a medical rehabilitation facility on James Mattison Road.

The owners of the car, whose identities were not made available, pursued Gunter in another vehicle, apparently without his knowledge. When he stopped at the convenience store, they confronted him and held him at gunpoint until Anderson county deputies arrived.

Gunter, whose listed address is 115 Pearson Terrace Drive in Easley, had been released from Pickens County jail earlier in the day after being charged with carjacking and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated the following incidents:

June 14 – Clifford Lee Dove, 27, 217 Tripp St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant after Anderson County notified Williamston Police Department that he was in custody. Officer T. L. Eichelberger responded to Walmart on Liberty Highway and transported Dove to detention where he was placed without incident.

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