Williamston Police Officers investigated ill treatment of dogs in which seven pit bulls were removed from a residence, a theft of items valued at more than $1400 and a high speed car chase. Among incidents investigated were:
Oct. 6 – A warrant was issued for Billy Joe Harris, Jr. 49, 114 Veterans St., Anderson after a chase incident which began in Williamston and continued into Greenville County. Harris is wanted on charges of failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension and reckless driving.
The incident began when officer J. Rogers observed a white chevrolet Camaro on West Main St. and then making an abrupt turn into Mineral Spring Park. The vehicle was also observed acting suspicious on Greenville Drive and was eventually stopped in the Burger King parking lot.
While running drivers license it was determined that Harris had a suspended license. As officers were attempting to question him, he left at a high rate of speed and turned onto Hwy. 20 toward Pelzer. The chase was terminated after crossing the Greenville County line on Hwy. 8, but as officers returned to Pelzer the vehicle was observed sitting at a muffler shop. The vehicle then turned lights and swerved toward the officers patrol car and another chase ensued on Hwy. 8 to Hwy. 25 where it was terminated due to high rate of speed.
Oct. 8 – A bench warrant was served on Patti Mellisa Saxon, 37, 702 Osteen Hill Rd., Piedmont after the Anderson County Detention Center notified WPD that she was in custody. J. Rogers investigated.
Oct. 7 – Mary Ellen Carter, 66, 4 Shaw Dr., Williamston was issued a trespass notice for 559 West Main St. J. Rogers investigated.
Oct. 3 – Anthony Daquan Dean, 19, 18 Brown St., Williamston was arrested for assault and battery and CDV of high and aggravated nature after officers were dispatched to Brown St., in reference to shot being fired. After investigating the incident and interviewing several people, Dean was arrested for three counts on both charges. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Oct. 5 – Dalton Allen Collen, 19, 1014 Brick Mill Rd., Honea Path was served a bench warrant fo minor in possession of beer after ACDC notified WPD that he was in custody. D. M. Stipe investigated.
Oct. 4 – Anthony Daquan Dean, 19, 18 Brown St., Williamston was charged with ill treatment of animals after 7 pit bull dogs were removed from 18 Brown St., Williamston. The dogs were on large chains and several had fresh cuts on their faces and they did not have fresh food or water. There also was no proof of required shots. Sgt. E. T. Hutchins investigated.
Oct. 4 – Glandel Robinson, 221 N. Main St., Simpsonville reported a tan statue valued at $3 and an old oil heater valued at $72 taken from 100 Brown St., in Williamston. T. D. Hoover investigated.
Oct. 3 – Steven Earl Crumley, 40, 1111 Brown Rd., Belton reported being assaulted by two black males with an ax and a shovel. K. D. Lollis investigated.
Sept. 29 – Vicki C. Simpson, 63, 4205 Old Williamston Rd., Belton reported wedding decorations valued at $65 removed from the park. D. M. Stipe investigated.
Sept. 29 – Officers investigated a shoplifting incident at 526 West Main in which a store clerk reported a 45 year old female took items from the store. Upon investigation, the female returned the items. No charges were pressed. K. D. Lollis investigated.
Sept. 28 – Billy Gene Harless, Jr., 35, 13 Adger St., Pelzer was arrested for false information to police, defective headlight and driving under suspension after a vehicle was observed on Greenville Dr., with a defective headlight. R. E. Bell investigated.
Sept. 29 – Benson Lee Bonds, 61, 3 Gray Dr., Williamston reported damage to his mailbox. The damage was estimated at $50. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Sept. 29 – Williamston EMS reported an antenna bent and a hole in the windshield of an ambulance. Damage was estimated at $200. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Sept. 24 – Steve Allen Thornton, Jr., 27, 34 Ridge Ct., Williamston reported items valued at $1470 stolen. Items reported included a Husquarvarna weed eater, cahin saw, Bolens push mower, two Craftsman wrench sets (metric and standard) A Stihl backpack leaf blower, and a red air compressor. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Sept. 26 – Rite Aid, 201 East Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which several boxes of Fixadent denture adhesive were removed from the shelf by an older white female who then left without paying. Reports state she left in a light green Ford four door with a black male. The items were valued at $46. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Sept. 28 – Stephen Tremayne Greer, 35, 9 Wren School Rd., Piedmont was arrested for driving under suspension and bench warrant after he was observed in a cream color Lincoln Towncar. The vehicle then turned onto Dacus St. without using a turn signal. He was issued a warning for the turn signal violation. Sgt. E. T. Hutcfhins investigated.