Williamston Police Officers made an arrest in a forgery incident, investigated the theft of fencing from the town and the theft of lawn ornaments from a local business. Among incidents investigated were: Aug. 3 – James Noble Moss, 44, 413 Rosa Lee Dr., Piedmont was arrested for no SC drivers license and speeding after a green Honda Accord was observed speeding (45/35 mph zone) on W. Main St. SC J. H. Smith, J. Rogers investigated.
July 30 – Ashley Marie Billingsley, 25, 805 Boiter Rd., Williamston was arrested for three counts of forgery less than $10,000 after officers responded to Community First Bank, 208 East Main St. in reference to a possible forged check.
An employee of the bank stated that Billingsley had presented a check on July 23 in the amount of $795, July 25 in the amount of $432, and July 30 in the amount of $350 on an account for Delk Auto Body DLD Enterprises drawn on Northeast Georgia Bank. A check with Hart County Sheriff’s Office showed that the account had been closed after a larceny reported in April. Sgt. E. T. Hutchins investigated.
According to reports, Billingsley was arrested July 30 after presenting a check in the amount of $350 at Community First Bank. The check was on the same closed account in the previous report. When bank employee told her that the previous checks had come back to a none existent account, Billingsley left. When officers arrived they observed her sitting in a Volvo in the front of the bank. A passenger in the vehicle, Walter Daniel Alexander was arrested for three counts of forgery after officers found similar checks in his billfold. He was also charged with simple possession of marijuana when a green leafy substance believed to be a marijuana blunt was found on him. Sgt. E. T. Hutchns investigated.
Aug. 1 – Roger Christopher Morris, 44, 803 Mountain Springs Rd., Piedmont was arrested for providing false information to a police officer after a white SUV was observed at the pump station on Kilgore St. Morris was found fishing on the lake and when questioned gave a false identification. He was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for unpaid child support.
A search of the vehicle turned up two hawks feet and a firearm. SCDNR Officer Gin issued Morris a citation for unlawful possession of bird of prey and the 22 caliber revolver was seized and placed into evidence. Sgt. K. J. Winn, Capt. E. S. Russell investigated.
July 28 – Claude Thomas Miller, 63, 523 Jenkins Bridge Rd., Simpsonville was arrested for driving under the influence after a 2003 Toyota tundra pick-up was observed failing to stop at the stop sign at South Hamilton and East Main St. Reports state the vehicle traveled down the wrong side of the road approximately a quarter mile and was weaving from the left shoulder to the right shoulder. D. W. Bryant, L. E. Mulz investigated.
July 31 – Anthony Daquan Dean, 19, 18 Brown St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant after a vehicle was observed on Ida Tucker St. with no tail lights. K. D. Lollis investigated.
July 31 – An employee of the Town of Williamston reported aproximately 170 feet of chain link fence missing from town property on Mill St. A roll containing approximately 200 feet of chain link fence was also missing. The fence was valued at $500. Sgt./ SRO L. D. Ritter investigated.
July 31 – Gene Anthony Agnew, 48, 11 Brown St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant. Sgt. E. T. Hutchins investigated.
July 31 – Anthony Roy Clark, 15 Ridley St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant for possession of stolen goods less than $2000. D. M. Stipe investigated.
July 31 – Tony Bruce Martin, 58, 1825 Pearl Harbor Way, Anderson was arrested for three outstanding bench warrants for driving under suspension, open container and speeding after ACDC notifed WPD that he was in custody. D. M. Stipe investigated.
July 31 – Shannon Seth Woodward, 33, Hwy. 221 Apt 2 Roebuck, was arrested for outtanding bench warrant for driving under the influence after the Laurens County Detention Center notified WPD that he was in custody. D. M. Stipe investigated.
Aug. 2 – Joshua Christopher Mark McClain, 29, 191 Joe Black Rd., Williamston was arrested for disorderly conduct after officers responded to Burger King, 905 Greenville Dr. in reference to a disturbance. D. W. Bryant investigated.
Aug. 2 – Sherry Lynn Kelly, 38, 4 E 2nd St., Williamston was issued a trespass notice for 2 E. 2nd St. after Johnathan Louis Sapp, 39, reported Kelly walked across his yard. D. W. Bryant investigated.
Aug. 2 – Anna Layne Clanton, G.R.I.T.S. and friends, 304 E. Main St., Williamston reported lawn ornaments including two concrete statues, a bunny and a girl, a terra cotta cherub plaque and a black metal flag stand with red globe.
Clarification – July 16 – Shannon Marie Zatorsky, 21, 417 Conner Blvd., Piedmont was issued a ticket for defective equipment, operating an uninsured vehicle and improper vehicle license after a silver Dodge Magnum was observed on Main St. with tail lights not working. The tag on the vehicle was for a Kia Optima. L. E. Mulz investigated.