Nine arrested in crime spree


Two Williamston men were among nine individuals recently arrested who were involved in a “Crime Ring” which committed offenses in the Belton/Honea Path area during July and August.

According to investigators assigned to the case, the suspects were involved in at least 14 separate criminal incidents and netted over $43,000 in stolen goods. The suspects all knew each other, hung out together, and looked for “targets of opportunity” to support their illegal drug habit, investigators said.

The following individuals have been arrested and charged:

McKenzie Lauren Bell, age 19 of Belton – Receiving Stolen Goods.

Heather Rene Bratcher, age 32 of Belton – Possession of Stolen Goods.

Christopher Adam Brown, age 19 of Belton – Auto Breaking, Burglary (2nd degree), Petit Larceny, Grand Larceny.

Brandon Lee Burns, age 24 of Anderson – Receiving Stolen Goods & Possession of Stolen Goods.

Misty Nicole Clamp, age 24 of Honea Path – Burglary (2nd degree).

Gavin Dakotah McCaleb, age 20 of Williamston – Auto Breaking, Burglary (2nd degree), Petit Larceny, Grand Larceny.

Austin Christopher Pickens, age 22 of Anderson – Grand Larceny.

Christopher Channing Presley, age 23 of Honea Path – Grand Larceny

Jonathan Andrew Wood, age 28 of Williamston – Grand Larceny.