Williamston Police Report


Williamston Police Officers recently investigated a gas drive-off, a shoplifting and other incidents including the following:

Jan. 13 – Ptl. J. Eppes responded to the Sav-Way store at 309 E. Main St. where manager Stephanie Davenport reported that a black male in a red shirt, black pants and dreads, with a child along, had paid for twelve dollars worth of gas, but pumped more than fifty two dollars worth before driving off in the black SUV.

Jan. 13 – Cpl. L.E. Mulz and Ptl. J. Eppes were dispatched to Market Street in response to a report of a man with a gun. Several citizens told them which way he had gone and he was located. He fled into a yard near the First Citizens bank but was eventually discovered.

Jan. 15 – Sgt. E.T. Hutchins responded to 303 Hardy St. where Gary Pletcher reported the theft of his grandson’s video game console and Ipad earlier that morning.

Jan. 16 – Sgt. K.J. Winn and Ofc. J. Rogers responded to an alarm activation at 6 West 5th St. where they found a door open on the house. The owner was contacted and came to secure the house. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Jan. 16 – Sgt. E. T. Hutchins responded to 4 Roberts Blvd. to the Upstate Federal Credit Union in reference to an alarm activation. No signs of any entry were found.

Jan. 17 – Sgt. E.T. Hutchins appeared at the Greenville County Sheriff’s office to take Michael Young, BM, 54, 5’6″, 180 pounds, of Belton, into custody on three bench warrants.

Jan. 17 – Ptl. J. Eppes responded to the Upstate Federal Credit Union building in response to an alarm activation. No signs of entry were found.

Jan. 18 – Ofc. M.E. Simmons was dispatched to Greenville Dr. and W. Caroline St. where she made contact with Melissa Crowder, BF, 43, 4’11″, 160 pounds who was yelling at someone across the street. Jason Stone, owner of a business at that location, complained that Crowder, who was on a no trespass notice, had run off several customers.

Reports state Crowder appeared to have been drinking and complained of various pains, especially in her legs. EMS was dispatched but she refused to be transported for further examination.

Jan. 18 – Ptl. R.E. Bell, along with Sgt. E.T. Hutchins and Officer T.D. Hoover responded to a report of a possible drug deal and apprehended three subjects after a brief foot chase. Arrested for failure to stop on command were Daniel Martinez, WM, 19; Joshua Johnson, WM, 17; and Robert Brownlee, BM, 17.

Jan. 20 – Ptl. T.D. Hoover was dispatched to the Dollar General Store in response to a shoplifting incident. No arrest was made but Michelle Millwood, WF, 27, 5’4″, 196 pounds was placed on trespass notice from the store.

Jan. 20 – Ptl. T.D. Hoover was dispatched to 2 Broad St. where Tim Brooks reported that he had found a door on the house open when he arrived. Hoover entered the house and cleared it without incident, but there was evidence that the house had been ransacked. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Jan. 21 – Ptl.J. Eppes was dispatched to 309 W. Main St. where he discovered Tommy Snead Sr., WM, 53, 5’8″, 160 pounds with an open container of beer. He was cited for the open container and placed on trespass notice for the location.