Anderson County Sheriff’s Report


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY – Dec. 9 – J. D. Sparkman was dispatched to 200 Elizabeth City Dr. where he made contact with George Hodges, WM, 33, 5’10″, 188 pounds, brn/blue and took him into custody on an active bench warrant.

Dec. 10 – B. Simpson responded to 100 Sawtooth Court where Vannassee Opalewski reported the theft of her Troybilt log splitter, valued at $1500.

Dec. 11 – J.A. Bannister responded to the Spinx convenience store at 3510 Hwy. 153 where Michael Knight, manager, reported that two unidentified black men stole four cases of beer. When he confronted one of them, the suspect put his hand behind his back and told Knight to get away, which Knight did. The two men fled in a late model white Honda Accord.


Dec. 9 – J.L. Martin and M. McCarty responded to 130 Whites Dr. where Sherry Dailey stated that she and her common law spouse, Marvin Chapman, BM, 39, 5’9″, 160 lbs., had been in an argument when he attempted to choke her. She said he also shoved her mother, Sarah Gerber, as he left. He also broke Gerber’s cell phone as he left the scene. No arrests were made but the case was to be presented to a magistrate.

Dec. 9 – J.D. Sparkman responded to Old Mill Rd. and Brushy Creek Rd. to the scene of a car fire. The crew on the scene said a white male in blue jeans and a tan jacket was seen running towards Powdersville. The car was found to have been stolen in Greer, SC.

Dec. 10 – E.E. Standard responded to 101 Lebby St. where Derrill Mann, who works for Enel Green Power and was operating a machine that removes debris from the river, reported that he recovered the makings of a meth lab from the Saluda River.

Dec. 11 – E.E. Standard was dispatched to 213 Country Glen Lane where Jackie Boone reported that someone had broken into her car and stolen her purse and other items. The loss was estimated at $230.


Dec. 8 – R.D. Smith was in the Powdersville area while looking for a vehicle spotted at the scene of an attempt to fill a forged prescription at the CVS Pharmacy.. The vehicle, a red truck with SC tag # HDT293 was located and traffic stop initiated. The truck at first turned into the parking lot at Atha’s Restaurant but then fled on Hwy. 81 towards Piedmont. Smith pursued as the truck turned onto Piedmont Rd. and then onto Elrod Rd. The truck then entered a field where both occupants jumped out of the moving vehicle. As Smith pursued on foot, the female passenger, McCarthy Addelman, WF, 5’7″, 245 pounds, red/brn assaulted him by striking him several times.

Following a brief fist fight, Smith placed her in cuffs. She was transported to ACDC after identifying the driver as “Ronnie”. A search of the truck revealed a prescription in the name of Ronald Fleming, the name which was also on the truck registration. Warrants were issued for McCarthy for assault and resisting arrest. Both the U.S. Marshal’s Office and Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office placed a hold on McCarthy for warrants which they held on her.

Warrants were issued for Fleming, WM, 5’6″, 145 pounds, of Honea Path, for failure to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property in the form of the truck tag.

Dec. 8 – R.D. Smith was dispatched to 105 FF Family Circle where Christy Alexander reported that someone had slashed four tires on her 2008 Jeep. The loss was estimated at $400.

Dec. 10 – G.M. Guthrie responded to 723 Conners Blvd. where Walter Sanders reported the theft of his TaoTao 50 cc motor scooter, valued at $300.

Dec. 11 – E.E. Standard was dispatched to 1313 Westwood Dr. where Donald Cox reported that someone had entered his vehicle and stolen various items valued at $60.


Dec. 8 – G.M. Guthrie responded to 175 Rock Moss Dr. where Nicholas Scyphers reported that someone had entered his vehicle and stolen his CD player and speakers. The loss was estimated at $600.

Dec. 8 – C. Hagood received a telephone complaint from Bebe Pepper, of 1203 Anderson Dr., that someone had stolen her vehicle tag.

Dec. 8 – L.F. Bolden responded to 2613 Anderson Hwy. where Harrison Burgess reported the theft of his 2010 silver Ford Ranger truck with a Companion II motor scooter in the back. Other items and tools were also stolen. The loss was estimated at approximately $22,000.

Dec. 9 – J.D. Sparkman responded to 104 Campbell Rd. where Christopher Holland reported the theft of his flatbed trailer valued at $1600.

Dec. 10 – J.G. Williams responded to 2639 Anderson Dr. where Catlin Tierce reported that someone had broken into his home and stolen approximately $300 in coins, kept in a large water jug.