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Robbery, murder suspect apprehended in Arizona

The Ohio man wanted in connection with killing an elderly Ohio couple and committing armed robberies in three states, including Upstate SC, was arrested in Arizona Thursday morning. Robert Clark, 29 is accused of killing Doyle Chumney, 88, and his wife, Lillian, 79, in Strasburg, Ohio in January and then being involved in robberies in West Virginia, Anderson South Carolina and Georgia last week. According to reports, Clark was arrested after his van was spotted by deputies in Mohave County. The van was pursued for about 30 minutes until it pulled onto a dirt road and got stuck in sand. Tabatha Hazel, 26 and Jeffrey Caley, Jr. 28 were also arrested. According to reports, Caley put a gun to his head and threatened to shot himself before finally surrendering. Hazel and Caley are suspects in the armed robberies but not the killings, officials said.

Related story - Ohio Murder Suspect wanted for local robbery

Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated thefts, vandalism and drug related incidents. Among incidents investigated recently were:

Jan. 20 – Amanda Louree Reeves, 36, 211 Williamston Court, reported someone put sugar in the gas tank of her 2001 Honda Civic. S. N. Robison investigated.

Jan. 20 – Terri Lynne Owens, 44, 807 Cheddar Rd., Williamston reported two fraudulent transactions amounting to $504 on a stolen bank card. G. Cremer investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated thefts from different locations including a car, a dual axle trailer, two utility trailers, a golf cart, tools and other items. Among incidents investigated were the following:

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Jan. 31 – C.M. Ashe responded to 1120 Windermere Court where Lauren Hood, WF, 31, 5’7”, 210 pounds and Joel Copeland, WM, 46, 6’1”, 145 pounds agreed that they had been arguing when he received a scratch near his left eye. They differed on the manner in which the wound occurred but Copeland was determined to be the aggressor and he was arrested for criminal domestic violence.

Ohio murder suspect charged in Anderson convenience store robbery

Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office believe that Robert Roy Clark, currently wanted for murder in Ohio, was involved in the early morning robbery of a 7-11 convenience store.

At 2:19 am on Sunday (Feb. 1) two armed subjects entered the 7-Eleven on Highway 187 in Anderson and demanded the clerk give them money from the store’s cash register.

Authorities looking for two suspects in connection with vehicle forced off road

Reid, Jason Freedom (photo)resAnderson County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for two suspects in connection with an incident on Palmetto Road early Saturday morning in which a vehicle was rammed and forced off the road.

Jason Freedom Reid, WM, age 37, 181 Owens Rd., Piedmont, is wanted in connection with the attempted murder of Mitchell Ray Carroll and Kristin Nicole Queen who were in the vehicle which was run off the road and into a tree.

According to report, Carroll and Queen left Greenville County early Saturday morning, January 31 and drove toward Pelzer. As they crossed into Anderson County on Lebby Street, a vehicle reportedly driven by Reid began striking their Honda Accord from behind.

After the Honda turned onto Palmetto Road in Pelzer, Reid’s vehicle stuck the Honda again, forcing it to leave the roadway and strike a tree. After unsuccessfully attempting to remove Carroll from the vehicle, Reid and another unknown white male fled the scene.

Carroll and Queen were transported by Pelzer EMS to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Carroll was treated and released; Queen was admitted as additional tests were needed to determine the extent of her injuries.

Investigators have obtained two warrants on Jason Reid for Attempted Murder. He has not yet been located.

Anyone with information concerning Reid’s whereabouts is asked to contact Investigator Matt Ritter at (864) 222-6652 or via email at MWRitter@andersonsheriff.com or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

Car forced off Palmetto Road

Authorities believe this vehicle may have been involved

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the theft of mail, car tags and various other items taken from vehicles as well as a shoplifting incident involving condoms. Among incidents investigated:

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Jan. 23 – M.T. Grant responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Super WalMart, where, upon the complaint of manager Kyle Porter, he placed Ellis Woodworth, WM, 20, under arrest for the attempted theft of a box of condoms and a tube of KY jelly.

Thanksgiving burglars arrested

REZSummerall, Cassie Nicole (photo)Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have located and arrested Cassidy Shane Lewis, WM, 33, and Cassie Nicole Summerall, WF, 29, in connection with the Thanksgiving burglary on Brookside Lane in Piedmont.

While the victim and his family were out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, Lewis and Summerall allegedly broke into the residence and stole goods valued at over $23,000; including firearms, cameras, computer equipment and jewelry.

Based on information obtained during the investigation, a search warrant was procured and served on the suspects’ residence on Market Street in Williamston. Numerous items of the stolen property were recovered. Summerall was arrested on January 14 near a relative’s home in Pelzer. Her bond has been denied. Lewis was located in Greenville County and taken into custody yesterday evening, with the aid of the US Marshal Service. He has not yet gone before the Magistrate who will set bond.

A hold has also been placed on Lewis by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for pending Assault & Battery charges in their jurisdiction.

 

Sheriff John Skipper said, “Investigators did an excellent job in this case. Not only were Lewis and Summerall pawning items stolen during the burglary, they were also in the process of opening several new credit card accounts using the victims’ identity. Investigators were able to stop them before the cards were activated.”

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated several thefts from area homes and businesses with forced entry. A golf cart and a vehicle were also stolen.

Among incidents investigated were: Jan. 19 – Joshua Blake Taylor, 32, 611 Williams St., Williamston reported someone broke into a storage buidling and stole tools valued at $1150. A 12 inch miter saw, Craftsman tools and orange backpack blower were reported missing. S. N. Robison investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

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Jan. 16 – J.M. Pelfrey was dispatched to 114 Gray Stone Court in reference to a burglary. John Stoddard reported that someone had broken into the garage at the vacant house and stolen approximately $7000 worth of tools.

Reward offered for stolen front loader

S & S Construction Company of Anderson is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the return of the company’s stolen front loader. The piece of heavy equipment was taken from 935 Sayre Street sometime between December 26 and December 31. It is described as a Caterpillar-brand CAT 904B loader, yellow and black in color with S & S logo stickers placed on it. It is valued at $35,000. Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Investigator Matt Ritter at (864) 222-6652 or via email at MWRitter@andersonsheriff.com or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.S&SCAT904B Wheel loader

Narcotics Unit makes 13 arrests

small All 12 picsInvestigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit executed search warrants at two Anderson County locations in Belton and Honea Path and made 13 arrests last week.

Working on tips from local citizens, search warrants were served January 4 at a residence on Haynie Mill Road in Belton. Two grams of methamphetamine and a small caliber handgun were confiscated and six subjects were taken into custody; all were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Two days later, a second warrant was served at a residence on Riley Street in Honea Path. The search revealed the existence of a meth lab and 29 grams of [produced] methamphetamine.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office are looking for suspects believed to be involved in two separate larcenies from Cell Site Technologies, located on Old Williamston Road in Piedmont.

During the late evening hours on December 31, unknown subjects made entry through the electric gate which surrounds the business and stole several hundred pounds of copper wire and a 2003 United enclosed trailer which contained numerous power and hand tools.

Two days later, subjects cut through a woven wire fence on the property and removed an undetermined amount of copper wire and conduit. Evidence indicates the property was moved several hundred yards from the site, loaded onto a pickup truck and hauled away.

Video provided by a neighboring business depicts a truck and two individuals who may be involved in the thefts. One individual is wearing a very distinctive jacket.

Deputies are also looking into several thefts that occurred in the Old Williamston Road area on Friday, January 9.

Per the incident reports, in the early morning hours on Friday thieves broke into eight unlocked vehicles parked on Amberwood, Olivarri, Aycock Drive and Cresta Verde Road.

Items taken include gloves, GPS devices, a pistol, a wallet and even a box of Krispy Kreme® doughnuts. Surveillance provided at one residence indicates that a group of three to four black males may be to blame.

Anyone with information concerning these thefts or the identity of possible suspects is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (864) 260-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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Jan. 9 – J.R. Brunson responded to the Spinx store at 3601 Hwy. 153, where reported that a black male wearing dark pants and jacket and a red shirt, stole several items and fled in a red car.

Sheriff’s office looking for suspects in Piedmont theft

Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office are looking for suspects believed to be involved in two separate larcenies from Cell Site Technologies, located on Old Williamston Road in Piedmont. During the late evening hours on December 31, unknown subjects made entry through the electric gate which surrounds the business and stole several hundred pounds of copper wire and a 2003 United enclosed trailer which contained numerous power and hand tools.

Suspects (photo)Two days later, subjects cut through a woven wire fence on the property and removed an undetermined amount of copper wire and conduit. Evidence indicates the property was moved several hundred yards from the site, loaded onto a pickup truck and hauled away. Video provided by a neighboring business depicts a truck and two individuals who may be involved in the thefts. One individual is wearing a very distinctive jacket.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Investigator Jeremy Garrett at (864) 332-5454 or via email at JAGarrett@andersonsheriff.com or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Thieves hit unlocked cars in Old Williamston Road area

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking into several thefts that occurred in the Old Williamston Road area on Friday, January 9. According to incident reports, in the early morning hours on Friday thieves broke into eight unlocked vehicles parked on Amberwood, Olivarri, Aycock Drive and Cresta Verde Road.

Items taken included gloves, GPS devices, a pistol, a wallet and even a box of Krispy Kreme® doughnuts. Surveillance provided at one residence indicates that a group of three to four black males may be to blame.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated incidents involving shoplifting and made several drug related arrests during the last few days of the year. Among incidents investigated:

Dec. 30 – Mark Alan Work, Jr. 33, 16 W. 2nd St,. Williamston was issued a citation for driving under suspension and a warning for failure to use signal after a black Dodge truck was observed failing to use a turn signal while merging into traffic of Main St,. after entering the median from Gossett Dr. J. Taylor investigated.

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