Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents during the last week of August:
Aug. 29 – Officer D. Vickery was dispatched to 2 W. Fourth St., in reference to a larceny. Phillip Hughey reported on Aug. 19 he let a named suspect borrow one of his 17 inch Five Star Rims to see if it would fit on his car, and on Aug. 29 the remaining three were missing from his front porch. The rims were valued at $800.
Aug. 29 – Cpl. D. Hart and officer Henderson responded to the area of B St. in reference to a possible assault involving a black Nissan Sedan at the intersection of C. St. and Ragsdale St. According to reports, no violence or threat of violence occurred, however one of the parties, Maurice Zyshonne Stocks, BM, 20, 235 Ashland Park Blvd., Rome Georgia had an outstanding warrant from Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, where Rome a located. Stocks was transported to ACDC. While en route to the magistrate’s office, Cpl. Hart contacted Floyd County in reference to the warrant. He was advised the warrant was failure to appear in court for a simple assault charge. Floyd County said they would extradite the subject 150 miles from the Georgia state line. Since the charge did not carry more than a year in prison in Georgia, WPD could not hold him as a fugitive from justice. ACDC was notified and Sparks was released.
Aug. 27 – John Bradford Mason, 19 Lander St,. Williamston reported $366 in diesel fuel was charged to his USAA card at a Pilot gas station in Rock Hill.
Aug. 29 – Roseanna Gay Galliher, 58, 101 W 2nd St., reported a wood chipper valued at $1500 taken from her back yard.
Aug. 27 – Shannon Lee Kay, 38, 505 Gossett Dr., reported a single axle trailer valued at $1000 taken from the residence. The trailer had $700 in metal roofing materials. J. Sparks investigated.
Aug. 27 – Tyler Aaron Charping, WM, 28, 3009 Anderson Rd., Greenville was arrested for grand larceny of a motor vehicle after officers were dispatched to Family Dollar, 1505 Anderson Dr. According to reports, Laura Lee, 940 Mize Rd., Belton reported a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado valued at $20,000 taken from the parking lot of Family Dollar. A witness stated a male about 5’1” tall, small build, light brown hair, black shirt, baggy shorts and carrying a red book bag got into the truck and left on Hwy. 20 toward Williamston. Onstar located the vehicle in Pelzer and Anderson County Deputy Duncan observed the vehicle there. A traffic stop was made at Langley and Green Street by Deputy Duncan. The suspect admitted to stealing the vehicle. Anderson County charged Charping with failure to stop for blue lights. Charping was transported to ACDC. Williamston officer T. L. Eichelberger and Det. Culbertson investigated.
Aug. 27 – Michael Jason Whitmire, WM, 30, 109 Ina Marie Ln., Pelzer was arrested for domestic violence after an incident that occurred at 526 West Main St. Tiffany Marie Thomas, WF, 32, 247 Longview Dr., stated that Whitmire (her ex-boyfriend) had grabbed her by the neck and busted her lip while they were talking. Information was presented to Judge Lollis for a warrant. Whitmire came to the WPD to give his side of the incident. He was arrested and transported to ACDC. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Aug. 29 – Ptl. T.A. Henderson responded to 339 E. Carolina St. in reference to a hit and run incident. He spoke with Courtney Norris, WF, 34,who stated that someone had backed into her vehicle, damaging the driver’s side. There were no witnesses to the incident. Damage was estimated at $1000.
Aug. 30 – Courtney Lepell Norris, 34, 339 E. Carolina St, Williamston reported a hit and run with property damage. According to reports, Norris stated an unknown subject’s vehicle had struck her gray 2003 Pontiac Montana. The vehicle suffered damage to the driver’s side mirror, driver’s door and driver’s side passenger door. Damage was estimated at $1000. T. A Henderson investigated.
Aug. 30 – Cpl. Hart responded to 206 Anderson Drive in reference to an overdose, where he assisted EMS with CPR and two Narcan nasal spray injections were administered on a possible overdose victim. EMS stated the patient was flat lined before they left.
Aug. 30 – Officers responded to 4 Shirley Drive in reference to an assault. According to reports, Serah Rainey Cartee reported that Crystal Lee Smith had assaulted her in the front yard. Officers contacted Judge Lollis about a warrant and were told to reach out to Smith to get her side of the story. The incident remains under investigation.
Aug. 31 – Sgt. L.E. Mulz was dispatched to 10 Calhoun St. in reference to an animal complaint. Upon arriving he encountered several adult dogs running free as well as four puppies. He contacted animal control officer, Tim Gentry, who responded and helped capture the puppies, and set a large trap for the adult dogs. Several of the dogs were situated at 13 Calhoun St. Code enforcement officer Debbie Chapman also responded and, due to various violations of the town’s codes, declared the residence condemned and unfit for occupancy. WFD Chief Steve Ellison also responded to a possible fire hazard posed by a wire running from a nearby power box across the roof of the house to the 13 Calhoun St. address, which is occupied by Angela Evatt, WF, 54. On Sept. 1, a Duke Power technician met with L. Culbertson and confirmed that the wire was illegally accessing power from an address that had been disconnected the previous year. The connection was severed and the evidence presented to Judge Lollis for further action.
Aug. 31 – Ptl. C. Parker and Ptl. J. Sparks responded to a report of a very recent shoplifting incident at the Dollar General store at 526 W. Main St. The subject was described and was reported to be pushing a cart full of merchandise on Prince Street. Ptl. Sparks located the subject at the Williamston Court apartment complex. Hugh Laben Berry, WM, 20, 5’0”, 150 pounds, of Highway 29 Pelzer, admitted that he stole the items because he was homeless and hungry. He was placed under arrest and transported to ACDC. The value of the consumable and household goods stolen was $562.