Category Archives: Crime

Pelzer man facing multiple charges

Laughte Steve Anthony (photo)In Easley area burglary incidents

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Pelzer man last Thursday in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in the Easely/Powdersville area of Anderson County.

Stephen Anthony Laughter, 39, of Pelzer, was charged with nine different arrest warrants after a foot pursuit which in which he ran through briars and thorny bushes resulting in numerous scrapes and scratches for the suspect.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Depyuties investigated the following:

PELZER

August 1 – J.M. Pelfrey responded to the vicinity of Looper Rd. and Bryant Rd. in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, he contacted Aaron Martin, WM, 20, 5’9″, 147 pounds , trying to get his mother’s car out of a field. Upon checking with dispatch, Pelfrey placed Martin under arrest on an outstanding warrant, and transported him to Three and Twenty Road and Hwy. 8 where the Easley Police Department took custody of him.

Ultra Tan business hit by thieves – Powdersville

Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for two subjects involved in the early morning burglary of UltraTan, located on Highway 153 in Powdersville on Monday.

A store employee, who opened the business around 7:50 a.m. July 28 found the front door locked, but unlatched, and the alarm system turned off. The business safe had been unbolted from the floor and removed, money had been taken from the cash drawer and the store’s check reader and credit card machines were both missing.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

July 25 – S.L. Steward responded to a construction site on Three Bridges Rd. where project manager Jerry Pittman reported that someone had driven a bulldozer into another bulldozer, doing $43,000 worth of damage to the equipment.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 21 – Thomas Gerald Allred, 36, 112 Meares Dr., Pelzer was arrested for driving under suspension after a Ford Explorer was observed on Bigby St.

July 21 – Bert Leethomas Lahue, 32, 114 Davis St., Williamston was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after officers were dispatched to the residence in reference to a domestic situation involving a gun. The gun was in the glove box of Lahue’s vehicle. Before investigating officers secured the gun from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers found a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and a Marlboro cigarette box containing 1.5 grams of methamphetamine which field tested positive as meth. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, C. Samuel investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

PELZER

July 18 – P.A. Cochrane responded to 1 Parker St. where Yvonne Pike reported that someone had stolen her boyfriend’s motorcycle but that they had already received Facebook information saying the bike was on the side of Bracken Road in Piedmont. Her boyfriend Erin Slaton had gone to retrieve the bike.

Deputies search for thief – Powdersville

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a burglary in the Piedmont area in which shots were fired by a homeowner. According to reports, a Piedmont man was awoken by his alarm and heard someone inside his home at Reedy Drive at 6:25 a.m. Monday morning. The victim told deputies the burglar ran outside while carrying two compound bows and a rifle. The homeowner fired six shots at the man as he was running away, but did not know if he hit the thief. Deputies searched nearby for the thief but did not locate him. The bows and rifle were found nearby in the woods. Anyone with information on the incident should call Crime Stopper at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

July 7 – James G Kay, Jr. 20, 112 G St., Williamston was issued a summons for driving under suspension. No additional information reported. Sgt. T. D. Hoover investigated.

July 7 – Officers investigated a property at 100 Harper Street which appeared to have been vandalized. Entry was gained by cutting a fence causing $200 in damage. Officers attempted to contact a property owner but were unable. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

July 11 – 13 – Several people were caught shoplifting at the WalMart Super Center at 11410 Anderson Rd.. Heather Alley, WF, 38, of Liberty; Stephanie Harvey, WF, 27, of Easley were both placed under arrest, while three other subjects were placed on trespass notice, but not charged.

Accomplice arrested in Piedmont burglaries

Foster Diana Grace 2 pics

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested Diana Grace Foster, 23, of Greenville, in connection with 4 burglaries in Anderson County. According to arrest warrants, Foster assisted co-defendant Travis Lee Skelton, 24, of Easley, by driving Skelton to homes in the Piedmont area and waiting while he burglarized them. The crimes were committed on January 21, 2014 and included homes located on Mountain Lake Drive, Westview South, Jameson Drive, and Spalding Court; all in Piedmont.

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