Williamston Police Report


Williamston police officers investigated the following incidents:
May 5 – Ptl. Eichelberger received a report from Lawrence Daniel Turner that his cell phone had been stolen originally two weeks earlier. He thought he had lost it but was later contacted by a woman who bought it from a third party, from whom he eventually retrieved it.
May 5 – Ptl. Eichelberger received a report from Kandice Kemp that a 9 mm Glock firearm had been stolen from her husband Zackery’s truck. The loss was estimated at $700.
May 8- Ptl. J. D. Hayes responded to a call for service 400 S. Academy St. where Beverly Gleaton reported that someone had broken into her husband, Jerry Gleaton’s pickup truck. Two windows were smashed out and a seat damaged. Estimated loss: $2000.
May 9 – Ptl. D Vickery was on patrol near 12 West First St. when he was flagged down by Pastor Gene Graham who reported vandalism on the side of the church. The damage was estimated at $2000.
May 10 – Sgt. L.E. Mulz reported that officers were dispatched to 120 Simpson St., where they found an abandoned F-150 pickup truck. The tag, SC#2969MY came back as belonging to that vehicle in Dorchester County.
May 10 – Ptl. T.A. Henderson responded to the ball fields just across from the WPD in response to a reported hit and run. En route he was notified that the suspect, later identified as Noah Daniel Cox, WM, 31, 6’, 230 lbs. had left the scene in a white F-150. Upon making contact with the victim, Tiffany Ann Cox WF, 32, 5’3”, 120 lbs., he learned that the two parties were legally separated and going through a divorce. The circumstances apparently led Mr. Cox to hit Mrs. Cox’s unattended vehicle before leaving the scene. He was charged with hit and run of an unattended vehicle
May 11 – Sgt. L.E. Mulz was dispatched to 7 West 3rd St. in response to a complaint of the break-in of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival Brandon Castle reported that the vehicle belonging to his wife Shelby Ann, had been broken into and her wallet stolen. The loss was estimated at $106. While on the scene Mulz noticed an open car door on a vehicle at 3 West Third St. The Castles informed their neighbor, Sandra K. Asburn, of the break and forensic technicians responded to the scene.

May 11 – EmilyAnn Scyphers, 18, reported items valued at $1,143 from a vehicle at 221 Williamston Court. Stolen items include Novo Vape $45, Vera Bradley Purse $50, Vera Bradley bookbag $100, disposable vapes $5, Michael Kors purse with metal emblem $150, Novo Vape (with tiny bedazzled heart on it) $45. Also 2 Chromebooks belonging to Palmetto High School, $374 each. T. A. Henderson investigated.
May 12 – Officers investigated a possible overdose at 110W. Fourth St. According to reports a 40 year old male was in and out of alertness but refused to be transported to the hospital by EMS. J. D. West investigated.
May 12 – While patroling in Mineral Spring Park, Patrolman J. M. Cobb observed two individuals walking on the train tracks. Upon contacting them, he advised they are not be on the tracks. One of the subjects, Chandler Skalandi, 29, no address given, had an outstanding warrant in Pickens County. Arrangements were made to transfer to Pickens County at the 7-Eleven station, Hwy. 8 and I85.
May 13 – Anita L. Blassingame, 23 School St., reported a brick fence knocked down. Damage was estimated at $800. M. B. Jackson investigated.
May 13 – Officer J. M. Cobb was dispatched to 804 Greenville Dr., in reference to a domestic situation. According to reports, Steven Anthony Devita, 30, 804 Greenville Dr. reported that his wife, with whom he is going through a divorce, banged on the window of his vehicle and spat on him through the window which was lowered. No charges were being pursued by the police department.
May 13 – Matthew Scott Johnson, 45, 52 Ridge Ct., reported he had camera surveillance footage of a suspect walking around vehicles on the property and another property at 50 Ridge Ct. Reports state the suspect was dressed in a red sweatshirt and blue jeans and was carrying a red jug which appeared to be a gas container with a clear tube attached. The incident remains under investigation. J. M. Cobb investigated.
May 16 – Jean Elton Smith, 26, 107 Corinth Dr,. Piedmont was arrested for reckless driving and open container after a 2017 Toyota Camry was observed going 75 mph in a 35 mph zone on Hamilton St. A bottle of Hennessy with a broken seal was located under the front passenger seat. Smith was in lawful possession of a Glock 10 mm firearm which was in the vehicle. He was arrested and issued a UTT for reckless driving and open container and transported to ACDC. J. D. West investigated.
May 16 – Jesse Dale Sweet, 29, 20 Finley St., Pelzer was arrested for vandalism after officers were dispatched to the intersection of (Beaverdam Rd.), and Anderson Drive in reference to a road rage incident. According to reports, while at the traffic light, Kenneth Dale Sweet and his son Jesse Dale Sweet, were preparing to turn left when the driver of the car behind them started blowing the horn repeatedly. They got out of the vehicle, and approached the other car, exchanged words and left. During the incident, a mirror on the other vehicle, a 2003 Honda driven by David Christopher Johnson, 19, 101 Sumpter Ct, Central, was damaged. During the investigation, it was determined that Jesse Sweet had damaged the mirror. Damage to the mirror was estimated at $400. Sweet was arrested for malicious damage and transported to WPD. Following statements and further investigation, Sweet was transported to ACDC. T. Eichelberger investigated.