Williamston Police Report


Williamston Police Officers investigated a shoplifting incident on Nov. 7 which resulted in additional drug, gun and stolen vehicle charges and another incident in which a motorcycle refused to stop and crashed near Pelzer.

Nov. 7 – Kristopher David Bagwell, 31, 112 Loftis Dr., Pelzer was arrested for shoplifting, possession of controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful carrying of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle after officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 526 West Main St. concerning a possible shoplifting incident.

Upon investigation it was determined that he had items from the store including a pack of Dr. Scholl’s insoles, a razor and a camera, several tools and clothing from the Dollar General. A small Taurus handgun was found under the drivers seat of the vehicle. Reports state officers also found a clear baggie containing three pills and a small baggie containing a clear rock like substance. Cpl. L. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.

Nov. 12 – Officers investigated an incident at Palmetto Middle School in which a 13 year-old female pushed and punched another 13 year-old female. The subject received one day of out of school suspension and three days of in school suspension as discipline for the incident. Referral to the Department of Juvenile Justice for assault and battery is pending. SGT/SRO L. D. Ritter investigated.

Nov. 12 – Michael Franklin Gravely, 35, 14 Church St., Williamston reported a power meter belonging to Duke energy taken from the side of his house. The meter was valued at $250. J. Rogers investigated.

Nov. 11 – Tyler Kane Brown, 20, 1013 Cox Rd., Anderson was arrested for driving under suspension after a white pickup truck was observed traveling 43 mph in a 25 mph zone on Main St. and Minor St. in Williamston. R. E. Bell, K. D. Lollis investigated.

Nov. 10 – Lonnie Dean Pirkle, Jr. 44, 160 Murphy Hill Rd., Belton was arrested for no proof of registration, no tag and operating uninsured vehicle after a blue Chevrolet truck was observed in the vicinity of South Hamilton and Knight St. with no license plate. K. D. Lollis investigated.

Nov. 9 – Hector Hernandes Nino, 28, 121 Kirsh Dr., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant for driver license violation, operating uninsured vehicle, improper lights, open container and vehicle license violation after WPD was notified that the Greenville County Detention Center had him in custody.

Nov. 9 – Jonathan Murriel Black, III, 26, 2 Coker Circle, Williamston was arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon, failure to stop for a blue light and no tag after a burgundy motorcycle was observed on Roberts Blvd. with no license plate. According to reports, the motorcycle picked up speed and continued down Page Rd. and onto Courtney St. at which time the driver lost control and slid into a grass embankment. The drive took off on foot and after a short pursuit, was apprehended. He had a Beretta .25 caliber pistol in his left rear pocket. R. E. Bell investigated.

Nov. 6 – Ricky Emanuel Acker, 51, 20 Mattison St., Williamston reported an unknown person threw a piece of wood at a window of the residence, breaking it and causing an estimated $100 in damage. K. D. Lollis investigated.

Nov. 9 – Jerald Thomas Sherrill, Jr., 18, 820 Joe Black Rd., Williamston was arrested for liquor law violation/minor in possession and speeding after a red Ford Thunderbird was observed traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on Anderson Drive. K. D. Lollis investigatred.

Nov. 8 – Jamario Damon Timpson, 25, 102 Brock Forest Dr., Anderson was arrested for outstanding bench warrant for shoplifting after the Anderson County Detention Center notified WPD that he was in custody. D. M. Stipe investigated.

Nov. 7 – Edwin Anthony Ellison, 51, 305 W. Main St., Williamston reported several items valued at $1,100 removed from an outbuilding at the property. Missing items included a Dewalt Drill and saw, Stihl chainsaw, electric heater and air tank. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.

Nov. 6 – Sharon Lynn Shaw, 56, 6 E 4th St., Williamston reported several pieces of copper wire removed from the residence. The wire was valued at $100. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.