Anderson County Sheriff’s Report


Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:


Nov. 1 – P.D. Marter responded to 17 Brock St. where Jessie Simmons, WM, 55, of Pendleton, reported that he had given three Pelzer men a ride home and that they had assaulted and tried to rob him when they arrived at their destination. He said he escaped and went to a nearby residence to call the police. EMS was called and transported him to the hospital.

Marter subsequently located Simmons’ truck behind the house at 39 Goodrich St. He interviewed the residents and confirmed that Simmons had been there. Marter saw evidence of a scuffle but due to the level of intoxication of all the parties, he was unable to determine a primary aggressor.

Nov. 2 – B. Vaughn responded to 333 Looper Rd. where Ronald Stafford reported that someone had broken into his father-in-law’s old barns and outbuildings at that location, and had stolen hand tools valued at $440.


Nov. 1 – C.C. Brazier was dispatched to 2900 Hwy. 153 to the motel there, where he took possession of a back pack containing clothes and a few hand tools that had been found by the manager of the motel.

Nov. 2 – S.L. Steward responded to the Waffle House at 103 Assembly Dr. where the manager stated that a white male and white female came in, ate and left without paying.

Nov. 3 – B. Vaughn responded to 304 Vinewood St. where Stephen Petric reported the theft of his 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle from his driveway. The bike was valued at $6000.

Nov. 4 – P.D. Marter was on routine patrol in the 2500 section of River Road when he observed a small red car making noise as it traveled. Marter watched as the vehicle pulled into the Peter Bilt Truck Store. The driver then got out to check the front end of his vehicle. He then got back in and drove further into the lot. At that point, Marter approached and was told the man had hit a tree. A license check revealed that a hit and run had occurred earlier at the Heritage Trace Apartments, during which a building suffered significant damage. The SCHP was notified and assumed the investigation.


Nov. 1 – J.R. Scott was dispatched to 102 Briar Ridge West where Gary Eades Jr. reported the entry of his house and the theft of several items, including electronics, computers, a camera and jewelry. The loss was estimated at $4365.

Nov. 1 – J.R. Scott responded to 825 Joe Black Rd. where Larry Bragg, WM, 52 reported that his older sister, whose name and description were withheld by the ACSO had assaulted him.

Nov. 1 – J.R. Scott responded to 1 Etheridge St. where Daniel Frasier reported seeing an unknown subject trying to steal a trailer belonging to his neighbor, Silas Burgess. Frasier said the subject, who was on foot, ran when he saw Frasier. Frasier also reported that a black four door Honda Accord and a green Ford F150 truck were in the area at that same time. The theft was unsuccessful.

Nov. 2- J.K. Billingsley responded to Big Creek Road and Hamilton St. along with deputy Alberson. Williamston police officer Whitfield had stopped a vehicle on suspicion of several burglaries in the area. Upon making contact, Whitfield spoke with the driver, John Paris, WM, 28, 6’2″, 290 pounds, of Easley. He then asked all three occupants to vacate the vehicle. When they did, two handguns fell out in the street. The right side passenger, Jeremiah Holdbrooks, WM, 25, 5’6″, 128 pounds, brn/blue, of Piedmont, was placed in custody. The weapon proved to be reported as stolen and a warrant was issued by Judge Cox for Holdbrooks’ arrest.

Nov. 2 – J.R. Scott responded to 110 Harper St. where Nena Crothers reported that someone had spray painted obscenities on her front door. The damage was estimated at $100.

Nov. 2 – J.K. Billingsley was dispatched to 103 Foster Rd. where Danny Adams reported the theft of his 48 foot Freuhauf flatbed trailer, white, with a black Conestoga retractable tarp. The trailer had been sitting at the location and was for sale. The loss was estimated at $10,000.