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Overcrowding, other problems plague aging county jail

Study to look at problems, remedies By Stan Welch
– Efforts by Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride and Anderson County Council to address fifteen years of serious overcrowding at the Anderson County Detention Center (ACDC) continue, as the Sheriff has contacted the U.S.

Hamlin Road shooting remains under investigation

By Stan Welch

A Hamlin Road resident is currently in custody at the Anderson County Detention Center for her role in the shooting death of Jerry Wayne Sanders, Jr. last Saturday evening.

Debra Lynne Sheridan, 50, may face charges of homicide as a result of her shooting of Sanders. Newly installed Sheriff Chad McBride and Solicitor David Wagner met Tuesday to consider whether Sheridan’s claim of self defense met the legal requirements of South Carolina’s castle doctrine.

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.

Anderson County Most Wanted arrested at Jockey Lot

By Stan Welch

A man wanted for several criminal charges concerning a minor female was taken into custody by Anderson County Deputies Saturday at the Jockey Lot. Michael Andrew Keller, WM, 28, 6′, 250 pounds was on the Anderson County Sheriff’s Most Wanted list for acts committed between December of 2014 and July of 2015.

During that time, Keller transmitted obscene pictures of himself by telephone to a sixteen year old girl from Iva. He also persuaded her on several occasions to leave her home without parental or guardian consent and join him. This led to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Driver facing six charges in connection with carwash crash

austin-lener-mosley-photoresAustin Lener Mosley, 23, of Williamston was taken into custody following an early morning pursuit Wednesday that ended in a crash in Williamston. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle involved did fit the description of a vehicle involved in a recent robbery, but it was later determined that the gold Honda Accord Mosley was driving was not involved in the robbery incident. However he is facing six charges in connection with the chase incident.

Mosley has been charged with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under the influence, driving under suspension-3rd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

West Pelzer police make BOLO arrest connected to stabbing

By Stan Welch

At approximately nine o’clock Saturday night, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy T.K. Cook was dispatched to 113 Pitman Drive, in response to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, he encountered a white female and a white male, age 47, both of 104 Pitman Dr. No other identification was provided by the ACSO.

The male was bleeding heavily from both the head and a severe cut to the left arm. He was unable to offer any assistance in identifying his assailant, repeating only that he was a good old country boy and he didn’t mean any harm to anyone. Pelzer EMS responded and provided treatment before transporting the victim to Greenville Memorial for further evaluation.

A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert was issued; and not long after, Capt. Brewer, of the West Pelzer Police Department, stopped a vehicle matching the description in the BOLO, and subsequently apprehended Christopher Michael Campbell, WM, 43, 5’11″, 185 pounds of Enoree, Campbell was also found to be in possession of 4.7 grams of methamphetamine.

According to the Anderson County Detention Center, Campbell was released on personal recognizance bonds for two charges, and was transported to Spartanburg County, where he had prior warrants for his arrest.

Sheriff’s office releases two days of reports

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies reported the following incidents over the two day period made available to The Journal for the previous week by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Among incidents reported for the weekend were the following:


Sept. 24 – A.C. Guthrie received a telephone report from Lisa Merritt at 102 Forest Hill Dr., who reported that someone had shot out a light in her shed, doing $40 in damage.

Two area 7-Elevens robbed early Tuesday

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a woman with a “No Regrets” tattoo on her neck who was involved in the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Powdersville early Tuesday morning. According to reports the woman entered the store around 4 a.m., told the clerk she had a gun in her jacket pocket and demanded money.

The woman left in a white Jeep with an undisclosed amount of cash. The store is located on Hwy. 153. No weapon was seen and no shots were fired. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400 or Andeson County Crimestopers at 888-274-6372.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a similar incident that also happened August 2, around 1:00 am. According to reports, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun.

Dollar General armed robbery

 Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators investigating an armed robbery of the Dollar General store at 3309 Pelzer Highway, Easley. The robbery happened Friday night on Highway 8, or Easley Highway, in the Three and Twenty community According to reports the robber brandished a silver handgun and demanded the clerk give him the money from the register. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left on the store on foot. No one was hurt and no shots were fired.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the theft of a motorcycle valued at $34,000 and in a separate incident, a man at a store on Hwy. 29 shot at someone on a motorcycle.


July 23 – P.D. Marter responded to 8639 Old Greenville Hwy. Ext. where Amanda Mason reported that someone had broken into her car and stolen a purse that contained fifty dollars.

Piedmont man arrested on auto theft, drug charges

rsz_shannon_charlie_gillespie_sr_photoShannon Charlie Gillespie, 44, of Piedmont has been served with three outstanding warrants including possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, and trafficking in methamphetamine after fleeing from authorities and later being found with the help of a K-9 unit.

According to reports, on July 16 Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3300 Abbeville Highway in Anderson in reference to a stolen vehicle that had been spotted by the owner. The vehicle pulled into the Stop-a-Minit at that location but the suspect, later identified as Gillespie, fled on foot into the nearby woods on Beckman Drive.

Murder suspect arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee

By Stan Welch

A suspect in a recent murder and assault on a second victim has been taken into custody in Knoxville, TN almost a week after the crimes were committed.

Stephen Grant Parten was arrested early on Wednesday morning, June 1, by members of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force. Parten was being sought in connection with the murder of Ahmen Fallous on May 26. The scene of the murder was the White City Park Bridge. An extensive manhunt involving an air search and K-9 units was launched at the time, but was unsuccessful.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Lt. Sheila Cole could not officially release the incident report, but confirmed that there was a vehicle stolen from a home on Long Road the day before Parten was captured in Tennessee. Preliminary information from Knoxville indicates that the vehicle stolen was the one used by Parten to flee. That information confirmed reports received by The Journal that Parten stole a truck in the Long Road area and fled to Tennessee.

Parten, who allegedly pistol whipped Fallous’s girlfriend at the time of the shooting, was taken into custody about 5 a.m. without incident. He is being detained at the Knox County detention facility, awaiting extradition. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Three suspects identified in Powdersville porch shooting

Following an extensive investigation into last month’s shooting incident on Sterling Bridge Road in the Powdersville area, investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office have signed warrants on three suspects.

On March 28, 2016, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Sterling Bridge Road in reference to an unconscious subject. The homeowner, Steven Cameron, was found deceased on the front porch of the home. Investigators determined that his death was the result of a shooting incident which occurred around 11 p.m. the previous evening. As a result of the investigation, three subjects were identified as being involved in the incident.

Few incident reports made available

By Sheriff’s Office

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office reported only one or two incidents this week in each of the areas being requested weekly by The Journal. Among them were the following: EASLEY- April 3 – P.D. Marter responded to 203 Homestead Rd. where Ronald Cooper reported that someone had entered his home and stolen a television valued at $400.

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