Williamston Police Report


Williamston Police Officers investigated a burglary in which several big screen TVs were taken and two incidents involving ill treatment of animals.

Among incidents investigated were the following:

Apr. 5 – Joseph Michael Mims, 47, 16 W. Second St., Williamston was arrested for driving under suspension, operating an uninsured vehicle and reckless driving after officers responded to W. First Street in reference to a civil disturbance, a vehicle driving erratically and an accident. According to reports a male and female were arguing and the male driver left in a rage and must have hit the accelerator so hard it got stuck. The vehicle went through a stop sign and into a ditch on First St. and Gossett Drive. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Apr. 3 – Thomas R. Bronson, 47, 1214 Dickens Ave. Williamston reported someone broke into his home and stole three flat screen televisions and ransacked several bedrooms. Reported missing were a 42” Samsung flat screen, a 32” Visio HDTV and a 24” Sansui LED flat screen television. Forced entry was gained through a carport door. The items were valued at $2,000. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Apr. 3 – Billy Ray Smith, 53, 604 S. Hamilton St., Williamston reported a checkbook containing checks and various cards missing. R. Drennon investigated.

Apr. 1 – Gene Anthony Agnew, 49, 11 Brown St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant after officers observed him behind a building on Greenville Drive. J. Rogers investigated.

Officers investigated two incidents involving animals on Apr. 7.

One complaint was of dogs living in muddy conditions and foul odors in the area on West Fourth Street. Upon investigation it was determined the dogs had shelter and there were no foul odors or code violations observed.

Another involved ill treatment of an animal and a vaccination violation. Upon investigation, on E. Carolina St., a pitbull mix puppy was found tied to a fence with no shelter, food or water. Williamston animal control took possession of the dog. The owner of the puppy was not located. Sgt. T. D. Hoover investigated.