Suspects in beating arrested in Piedmont, Williamston


SWAT team called out

Two men accused of attacking a Piedmont man in Belton have been arrested and charged with attempted murder. One of the arrests was made last Monday (July 2) in Williamston and the other in Piedmont Monday, July 9 after a standoff that involved SWAT and lasted several hours.

Jeremy Steven Fowler, 33, of 101 Pine Gate Dr., Greenville was arrested at 10 Carversham Row in Piedmont after Deputies saw a vehicle which fit the description of a car involved in the assault in Anderson County.

According to Anderson County Sheriff’s reports, a man reported on June 23 that Fowler and Christopher Ray Alewine had attacked him in Belton. The attack resulted in attempted murder warrants being issued for Fowler and Alewine.

Fowler was charged with attempted murder and possession of a stolen vehicle.

According to Greenville County reports, during the investigation in Piedmont, a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle, which was reported stolen in Greenville County, was found in the back yard.

Due to the uncertainty of weapons, the number of persons involved and the attempted murder charge, the SWAT team was activated.

Two persons left the residence and the incident came to a peaceful resolution with Fowler’s arrest.

Fowler was being held in Greenville County for charges in Anderson County in connection with an incident at 10 Caversham Row in Piedmont.

Williamston Police arrested Alewine after a patrol officer observed him driving a vehicle that fit the description of a vehicle used in the June 23 assault.

He was arrested on the attempted murder warrant and a weapon charge warrant, according to Williamston Police Chief Jay Grubbs.

According to reports, Williamston officers were informed to be on the look out for a vehicle and or driver wanted in connection with an incident that occurred in Belton the previous week in which a man was allegedly beaten.

Reports state a 1995 Toyota Camry and driver fitting the description of the subject wanted by Anderson County for attempted murder, was observed leaving the Fast Fuel on West Main St.

The vehicle turned into Dollar General parking lot and parked. While officers ran the license plate, the car backed out of the parking space and proceeded to exit the lot.

Upon receiving confirmation that the license plate was on the car the wanted subject was driving, officers initiated a traffic stop at Anderson Dr. and Kay Dr.

In addition to the oustanding attempted murder warrant, investigation of the vehicle resulted in additional charges.

An inventory of the vehicle resulted in five handguns and a large amount of ammunition being confiscated, Chief Grubbs said.

Weapons found in the vehicle included: a.38 caliber revolver, two .22 caliber revolvers, a 40 caliber autopistol and a 9mm autopistol

Additional charged included: unlawful carrying of a pistol (3 counts), possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon with obliterated serial number, driving under suspension and wrong tag on vehicle.

Alewine was transported to the ACDC by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.